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fundus

[fuhn-duh s] /ˈfʌn dəs/
noun, plural fundi
[fuhn-dahy] /ˈfʌn daɪ/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy.
1.
the base of an organ, or the part opposite to or remote from an aperture.
Origin of fundus
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin: literally, bottom
Related forms
fundic, adjective
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  • The family of Livia, the consort of Augustus, belonged to fundi.

  • fundi, out of breath, stopped short and pointed to this man.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • In the second place, fundi had given me an empty rifle to carry home.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • You, the gunbearers, have been called because we wish to know what should be done with this man fundi.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • "The kiboko, bwana," pleaded fundi, very abashed and humble.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • I did not take fundi on my second expedition, for I had no real use for a second gunbearer.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • He called himself fundi, which means The Expert, a sufficient indication of his confidence in himself.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • We left fundi with the lion, instructing him to stay there until some of the other men came up.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • fundi, as I have suggested, was built very much on the lines of the marabout stork.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • I temporarily forgot the rhino, and advanced on fundi with the full intention of knocking his fool head off.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for fundi

fundi1

/ˈfʊndiː/
noun
1.
(E African) a person skilled in repairing or maintaining machinery; mechanic
Word Origin
C20: from Swahili

fundi2

/ˈfʊndiː/
noun
1.
(South African) an expert
Word Origin
C20: from Nguni umfindisi a teacher

fundus

/ˈfʌndəs/
noun (pl) -di (-daɪ)
1.
(anatomy) the base of an organ or the part farthest away from its opening
Derived Forms
fundic, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, literally: the bottom, a farm, estate
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Word Origin and History for fundi

fundus

n.

from Latin fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)).

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fundi in Medicine

fundus fun·dus (fŭn'dəs)
n. pl. fun·di (-dī')
The bottom of or part farthest from the opening of a sac or hollow organ.


fun'dic adj.
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