• synonyms


  1. umbilical cord
  2. A cordlike structure.
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Examples from the Web for funis

Historical Examples

  • The child was living, but was killed by pressure on the funis.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • Dr. Bard “imagined the placenta and funis umbilicalis were dissolved in the pus, of which there was a great quantity.”

  • It has occurred when the patient was delivered of a dead child, the funis so putrid as to break with a slight effort.

  • The gambier (Funis uncatis) was formerly called terra japonica, from being supposed to be an earth and to come from Japan.

  • In other places it is obtained from a climbing or trailing plant, evidently the Funis uncatus of Rumphius.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden