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funicle

[ fyoo-ni-kuhl ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. the stalk of an ovule or seed.


funicle

/ fjʊˈnɪkjʊlɪt; ˈfjuːnɪkəl; -ˌleɪt /

noun

  1. botany the stalk that attaches an ovule or seed to the wall of the ovary Also calledfuniculus


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Derived Forms

  • funiculate, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of funicle1

From the Latin word fūniculus, dating back to 1655–65. See funiculus, -cle 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of funicle1

C17: from Latin fūniculus a thin rope, from fūnis rope
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Example Sentences

The ridge or adnate funicle which in an anatropous ovule connects the two ends.

The ovule is curved upon itself, so that the micropyle is near the funicle.

The ovule is attached to the placenta either directly, when it is sessile, or by means of a prolongation funicle (fig. 110, f).

Annelet or annellus: Hym.; small ring-joints between scape and funicle.

Fruit—the ripe carpels are splitting, exposing the seeds, some of which are suspended by the long funicle.

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