noun, plural in·fun·dib·u·la [in-fuhn-dib-yuh-luh] /ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə lə/. Anatomy.
Origin of infundibulum
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Historical Examples of infundibulum
The infundibulum is broad, as depicted in the accompanying cut.The Horse's Mouth
The floor is prolonged into an infundibulum (in) which contains a prolongation of the third ventricle.
The notochord (ch) is continued forwards in the head to the hinder border of the infundibulum.
Along the sides of the infundibulum run the commissural fibres connecting the floor of the mid-brain with the cerebrum.
The floor of the thalamencephalon projects downwards and backwards as the infundibulum.
noun plural -la (-lə)
Word Origin for infundibulum
1799 in the anatomical sense, from Latin infundibulum, literally "a funnel," from infundere "to pour into" (see infuse) + -bulum, suffix forming names of instruments. In some cases a loan-translation into Latin of Greek khoane "funnel." Related: Infundibular.