the stalk of an ovule or seed.
Origin of funicle
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Caulis: the funicle of antenna: the corneous basal part of jaws.
Annelet or annellus: Hym.; small ring-joints between scape and funicle.
The ovule is curved upon itself, so that the micropyle is near the funicle.
botany the stalk that attaches an ovule or seed to the wall of the ovaryAlso called: funiculus
Word Origin for funicle
C17: from Latin fūniculus a thin rope, from fūnis rope
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