- Anatomy. a conducting cord, as a nerve cord or umbilical cord.
- Botany. a funicle.
- Entomology. (in certain insects) the portion of the antenna between the basal segments and the club.
Origin of funiculus
1655–65; < Latin: small rope, cord, equivalent to fūni(s) rope, line + -culus -cule1
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Funiculi, Funicula—it seemed to dance with the very spirit of joyousness.Dreamers of the Ghetto
In other cases no traces of ovules are visible, but the funiculi are in a foliaceous condition.
Moquin also alludes to a case of the same nature in Cortusa Mathioli, in which the funiculi bore little rounded leaves.
Funiculi funicula Vincente y Blasco Ibanez vermicelli sul campo della gloria risotto!The Adventures of Sally
P. G. Wodehouse
When Funiculi Funiculà was over he sat on the wooden chair provided for him and wiped his face.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
- anatomy a cordlike part or structure, esp a small bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord
- a variant of funicle
C17: from Latin; see funicle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A slender cordlike strand or band, especially a bundle of nerve fibers in a nerve trunk.
- Any of three major divisions of white matter in the spinal cord, consisting of fasciculi.
- The umbilical cord.
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- A stalk connecting an ovule or a seed with the placenta (the ovary wall). In some plants, the funiculus develops into a fleshy seed covering called an aril.
- A slender, cordlike strand or band, especially a bundle of nerve fibers in a nerve trunk.
- Any of three major divisions of white matter in the spinal cord.
- The umbilical cord.
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