- a funnel-shaped organ or part.
- a funnel-shaped extension of the hypothalamus connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain.
- a space in the right ventricle at the base of the pulmonary artery.
Origin of infundibulum
Examples from the Web for infundibular
Injections of the infundibular portion of the pituitary body.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
These cusps are spoken of as septal, marginal and infundibular, from their position.
It terminates blindly at the very spot where the infundibular tube terminates blindly and the notochord ends.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Infundibular, in-fun-dib′ū-lar, adj. having the form of a funnel.
- anatomy any funnel-shaped part, esp the stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain
Word Origin and History for infundibular
1799 in the anatomical sense, from Latin infundibulum, literally "a funnel," from infundere "to pour into" (see infuse) + -bulum, suffix forming names of instruments. In some cases a loan-translation into Latin of Greek khoane "funnel." Related: Infundibular.
- A funnel or funnel-shaped structure or passage.
- The infundibulum of the fallopian tube.
- The expanding portion of a calix as it opens into the pelvis of the kidney.
- conus arteriosus
- A termination of a bronchiole in the alveolus.
- Termination of the cochlear canal beneath the cupola.
- The funnel-shaped, unpaired prominence of the base of the hypothalamus behind the optic chiasm, continuous below with the stalk of the pituitary gland.