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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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The ULCA was the angle between the central axes of the upper and lower calyx infundibula [Figure 1].
A fibrotic reaction develops, which causes stenosis and strictures of the calyceal infundibula. (4) Infundibular strictures can lead to localized caliectasis or incomplete opacification of the calyx (Phantom calyx).
CT findings of sinonasal polyposis include polypoid masses in the nasal cavity, polypoid soft tissue masses in the sinuses, partial or complete pansinus opacification, and enlargement of the infundibula. Other findings include attenuation of the nasal septal and sinus trabeculae, and opacified ethmoid sinuses with bulging lateral walls.