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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.]
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]
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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|Noun||1.||funiculus - the stalk of a plant ovule or seed|
|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
spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves