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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.
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(Botany) funnel-shaped
[C18: from infundibulum]
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The cavum infundibular visibly extended to the distal of infundibular stalk, with a portion deep inside of the hypophysis.
Also, cranial MRI demonstrated the infiltration of the hypophyseal infundibular stalk. All lesions showed contrast enhancement following intravenous administration of paramagnetic contrast media on MRI (figures 1 and 2).
Ranson, "Retrograde degeneration of the supraoptic nuclei after section of the infundibular stalk in the monkey," The Anatomical Record, vol.