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 (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.]


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]


(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]
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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The status spongiosus were present mainly in the deep areas of the lateral funiculi. A mild amount of vacuolated spaces was also present in the gray matter.
Por lo tanto, se procedio a incorporar en estos tres terminos "funiculi umbilicalis", cuya traduccion es cordon umbilical.
WJ, also known as substantia gelatinea funiculi umbilicalis, consists of fibroblast-like cells and mast cells that are embedded in proteoglycans, mainly hyaluronic acid.
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To ensure lesion completeness, the T10 and T7 lesion schematics were overlaid and the presence of undamaged parenchyma in the following regions of interest was recorded: grey matter, dorsal horns, ventral horns, white matter, dorsolateral, and ventrolateral funiculi. In cases where tissue sparing was found, the percentage was quantified using the following formula: 100 x (area of spared tissue/total cross-section area).
Also, with rats whose dorsal funiculi on both sides were cut off completely at a high C3 level, it has been reported that their motor function was restored naturally in approximately 4 weeks; sprouting from the undamaged ventral corticospinal tract was confirmed; and furthermore, when the ventral corticospinal tract was cut, recovery from paralysis was not observed [33].