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.
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How to use funiculus in a sentence
Ovule pendulous on a slender erect funiculus; seed erect, 6-grooved.
Raphe, the adherent funiculus connecting the hilum and chalaza in anatropous or amphitropous ovules or seeds.Seeds of Michigan Weeds | W. J. (William James) Beal
In Flustra the young polypide-bud becomes connected with the 'brown body' by a funiculus.
The ovary develops at the end of the upper, the testis at that of the lower funiculus.
There is a single funiculus, which connects the posterior end of the stomach with the base of the zoœcium.
British Dictionary definitions for funiculus
anatomy a cordlike part or structure, esp a small bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord
a variant of funicle
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Scientific definitions for funiculus
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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