[ fuhn-duh s ]
/ ˈfʌn dəs /

noun, plural fun·di [fuhn-dahy] /ˈfʌn daɪ/. Anatomy.

the base of an organ, or the part opposite to or remote from an aperture.

Nearby words

  1. funding operations,
  2. fundoplication,
  3. fundraise,
  4. fundraiser,
  5. funds,
  6. fundus gland,
  7. fundus of eye,
  8. fundus of gallbladder,
  9. fundus of stomach,
  10. fundus of urinary bladder

Origin of fundus

1745–55; < Latin: literally, bottom

Related formsfun·dic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fundi


/ (ˈfʊndiː) /


East African a person skilled in repairing or maintaining machinery; mechanic

Word Origin for fundi

C20: from Swahili


Southern African an expert

Word Origin for fundi

C20: from Nguni umfindisi a teacher


/ (ˈfʌndəs) /

noun plural -di (-daɪ)

anatomy the base of an organ or the part farthest away from its opening
Derived Formsfundic, adjective

Word Origin for fundus

C18: from Latin, literally: the bottom, a farm, estate

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Word Origin and History for fundi



from Latin fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fundi


[ fŭndəs ]

n. pl. fun•di (-dī′)

The bottom of or part farthest from the opening of a sac or hollow organ.
Related formsfundic adj.

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