- the base of an organ, or the part opposite to or remote from an aperture.
Origin of fundus
1745–55; < Latin: literally, bottom
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Examples from the Web for fundus
The ureters open into the fundus of the bladder as in some Rodents.
Even when the bladder was empty, the fundus resisted every attempt to return it.A System of Midwifery
It is neither necessary nor desirable to push the tube to the fundus.
In five rabbits, opened the abdomen, and punctured the fundus of the bladder with a lancet.
The highest point of the stomach is the top of the fundus, which usually reaches to the left fifth rib.
- anatomy the base of an organ or the part farthest away from its opening
C18: from Latin, literally: the bottom, a farm, estate
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Word Origin and History for fundus
from Latin fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The bottom of or part farthest from the opening of a sac or hollow organ.
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