- umbilical cord
- A cordlike structure.
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Examples from the Web for funis
The child was living, but was killed by pressure on the funis.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
Dr. Bard “imagined the placenta and funis umbilicalis were dissolved in the pus, of which there was a great quantity.”
It has occurred when the patient was delivered of a dead child, the funis so putrid as to break with a slight effort.
The gambier (Funis uncatis) was formerly called terra japonica, from being supposed to be an earth and to come from Japan.
In other places it is obtained from a climbing or trailing plant, evidently the Funis uncatus of Rumphius.The History of Sumatra