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fu·nic·u·lus

 (fyo͝o-nĭk′yə-ləs, fə-) also fu·ni·cle (fyo͞o′nĭ-kəl)
n. pl. fu·nic·u·li (-lī′) also fu·ni·cles
1. Anatomy A slender cordlike strand or band, especially:
a. A bundle of nerve fibers in a nerve trunk.
b. One of three major divisions of white matter in the spinal cord, consisting of fasciculi.
c. The umbilical cord.
2. Botany A stalk connecting an ovule or a seed with the placenta.

[Latin fūniculus, slender rope, diminutive of fūnis, rope.]
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funiculus

(fjuːˈnɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a cordlike part or structure, esp a small bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord
2. (Botany) a variant of funicle
[C17: from Latin; see funicle]
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fu•nic•u•lus

(fyuˈnɪk yə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. any cordlike structure, esp. certain nerve bundles.
2. the stalk of an ovule.
[1655–65; < Latin: small rope, cord =fūni(s) rope, line + -culus -cule1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funiculus - the stalk of a plant ovule or seedfuniculus - the stalk of a plant ovule or seed  
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
2.funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
medulla spinalis, spinal cord - a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
umbilical, umbilical cord - membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
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References in periodicals archive ?
A high-signal intensity area spread forward to the anterior part of the posterior funiculus of the spinal cord, but the anterior funiculus and lateral funiculus were retained.
Another experimental study suggests that kyphotic angle leads to flattening of the cord over the deformity thereby causing demyelination of anterior funiculus, neuronal loss and atrophy of anterior horn and decreased vascularity at the ventral side of compressed spinal cord [12].

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