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in·fun·dib·u·lum

 (ĭn′fən-dĭb′yə-ləm)
n. pl. in·fun·dib·u·la (-lə)
Any of various funnel-shaped bodily passages, openings, structures, or parts, especially:
a. The stalk of the pituitary gland.
b. The calyx of a kidney.
c. The ovarian opening of a fallopian tube.

[Latin, funnel, from īnfundere, to pour in; see infuse.]

in′fun·dib′u·lar (-lər), in′fun·dib′u·late′ (-lāt′, -lĭt) adj.

infundibulum

(ˌɪnfʌnˈdɪbjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) anatomy any funnel-shaped part, esp the stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain
[C18: from Latin: funnel, from infundere to infuse]
ˌinfunˈdibulate adj

in•fun•dib•u•lum

(ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
1. a funnel-shaped organ or part, as the ovarian end of the fallopian tube.
2. a funnel-shaped extension of the hypothalamus connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain.
[1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: funnel =infundi-, s. of infundere to pour into (see infuse) + -bulum instrumental suffix]
in`fun•dib′u•lar, in`fun•dib′u•late` (-ˌleɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infundibulum - any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)infundibulum - any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
hypophyseal stalk - the funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
Translations

in·fun·dib·u·lum

n. infundíbulo.
1. estructura en forma de embudo;
2. cada una de las divisiones de la pelvis renal;
3. prolongación corta del ventrículo derecho de donde procede la arteria pulmonar.
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After this posterior uncinate border has been identified, a small side-biting forceps can be inserted behind the uncinate border and into the ethmoidal infundibulum (figure, B).
Septal spurs are frequently encountered in association with septal deviation and if prominent may also make surgical access difficult and narrow the middle meatus or ethmoidal infundibulum. Pneumatised septum is usually due to extension of air from the sphenoid sinus or crista galli and is usually not significant but may marrow the sphenoethmoidal recess (SER).