[fyoo-ni-kuh l]

noun Botany.

the stalk of an ovule or seed.

Origin of funicle

From the Latin word fūniculus, dating back to 1655–65. See funiculus, -cle1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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botany the stalk that attaches an ovule or seed to the wall of the ovaryAlso called: funiculus
Derived Formsfuniculate (fjʊˈnɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective

Word Origin for funicle

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