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[ 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.


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Nearby words

funding operations, fundoplication, fundraise, fundraiser, funds, fundus, fundus gland, fundus of eye, fundus of gallbladder, fundus of stomach, 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

British Dictionary definitions for fundic


/ (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 fundic



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fundic


[ 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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