[ in-fuhn-dib-yuh-luh m ]
/ ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə ləm /

noun, plural in·fun·dib·u·la [in-fuhn-dib-yuh-luh] /ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə lə/. Anatomy.

a funnel-shaped organ or part.
a funnel-shaped extension of the hypothalamus connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain.
a space in the right ventricle at the base of the pulmonary artery.


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Origin of infundibulum

1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: funnel, equivalent to infundi- (stem of infundere to pour into; see in-2, found3) + -bulum instrumental suffix; cf. infuse

OTHER WORDS FROM infundibulum

in·fun·dib·u·lar, in·fun·dib·u·late [in-fuhn-dib-yuh-leyt] /ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yəˌleɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for infundibular (1 of 2)

/ (ˌɪnfʌnˈdɪbjʊlə) /



Word Origin for infundibular

C18: from infundibulum

British Dictionary definitions for infundibular (2 of 2)

/ (ˌɪnfʌnˈdɪbjʊləm) /

noun plural -la (-lə)

anatomy any funnel-shaped part, esp the stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain

Derived forms of infundibulum

infundibulate, adjective

Word Origin for infundibulum

C18: from Latin: funnel, from infundere to infuse
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Medical definitions for infundibular

[ ĭn′fən-dĭbyə-ləm ]

n. pl. in•fun•dib•u•la (-lə)

Other words from infundibulum

in′fun•dibu•lar (-lər) null adj.
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