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fundus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fundus (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening "the uterine fundus","the fundus of the stomach"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fundus fŭn"dŭs (Anat) The bottom or base of any hollow organ; as, the fundus of the bladder; the fundus of the eye; the fundus of the uterus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fundus In a general sense, bottom; depths: as, the fundus of a cave or a wood.
    • n fundus In anatomy, the larger end of any cone- or pearshaped organ, as the upper part of the uterus, the left portion of the stomach, or the anterior and lower end of the gall-bladder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fundus fun′dus the bottom of anything:
    • n Fundus fun′dus (anat.) the rounded base of a hollow organ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., bottom
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

On April 30th the fundus of the tumor was 35 cm.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Depth of uterus from os to fundus, two and a quarter inches, is very nearly normal.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The fundus of the womb is its upper part, when in its natural position.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
In five rabbits, opened the abdomen, and punctured the fundus of the bladder with a lancet.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
It is a question of determining the conditions under which the image of the fundus of the eye still appears distinct.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
This part of the stomach is often produced into a blind tube, the fundus or caecum.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
On inspection the pupil was somewhat dilated, the eye somewhat hypermetropic, fundus normal; No.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
It is neither necessary nor desirable to push the tube to the fundus.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
We find the nerve glistening white and slightly cupped, the arteries small, the fundus otherwise healthy.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
The ureters open into the fundus of the bladder as in some Rodents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
Two tubes pass through the fundus, one passing through the diaphragm, the other not.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
In the fifth month, the fundus will be felt half way, or a little more, between the symphysis pubis and umbilicus.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
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In news:

Farley, at Salud Family Health Centers, uses a fundus camera to screen patients and has learned how to read them himself rather than relying on telemedicine for a retina specialist.
A fundus photo showing intermediate age-related macular degeneration.
Two endometrial cavities with normal external contour of the uterine fundus.
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