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funicle

[fyoo-ni-kuh l]
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noun Botany.
  1. the stalk of an ovule or seed.

Origin of funicle

From the Latin word fūniculus, dating back to 1655–65. See funiculus, -cle1
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funicle

noun
  1. botany the stalk that attaches an ovule or seed to the wall of the ovaryAlso called: funiculus
Derived Formsfuniculate (fjʊˈnɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin fūniculus a thin rope, from fūnis rope
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