It also shews the wide opening of the infundibulum in the middle line into the base of the brain.
The floor is prolonged into an infundibulum (in) which contains a prolongation of the third ventricle.
Opening ventrally is a tube called the tube of the hypophysis, Hy., which extends close up to the termination of the infundibulum.
Along the sides of the infundibulum run the commissural fibres connecting the floor of the mid-brain with the cerebrum.
It is a long, tapering tube which passes ventrally and terminates blindly at the infundibulum in Ammocœtes.
The floor of the thalamencephalon projects downwards and backwards as the infundibulum.
The infundibulum is broad, as depicted in the accompanying cut.
The crusta petrosa is shown to be thicker at the root of the fang, and at the base of the infundibulum, than at other parts.
The notochord (ch) is continued forwards in the head to the hinder border of the infundibulum.
The anterior edges alone are rendered level; all posterior to the infundibulum being as yet untouched.
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.
infundibulum in·fun·dib·u·lum (ĭn'fən-dĭb'yə-ləm)
n. pl. in·fun·dib·u·la (-lə)
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.
See 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.