[ fyoo-ni-kuh l ]
/ ˈfyu nɪ kəl /
the stalk of an ovule or seed.
Words nearby funicle
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Examples from the Web for funicle
The ovule is curved upon itself, so that the micropyle is near the funicle.
Annelet or annellus: Hym.; small ring-joints between scape and funicle.
Caulis: the funicle of antenna: the corneous basal part of jaws.
British Dictionary definitions for funicle
/ (ˈfjuːnɪkəl) /
botany the stalk that attaches an ovule or seed to the wall of the ovaryAlso called: funiculus
Derived forms of funiclefuniculate (fjʊˈnɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective
Word Origin for funicle
C17: from Latin fūniculus a thin rope, from fūnis rope
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