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infundibulum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n infundibulum any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Infundibulum (Zoöl) A central cavity in the Ctenophora, into which the gastric sac leads.
    • Infundibulum (Anat) A funnel-shaped or dilated organ or part; as, the infundibulum of the brain, a hollow, conical process, connecting the floor of the third ventricle with the pituitary body; the infundibula of the lungs, the enlarged terminations of the bronchial tubes.
    • Infundibulum (Zoöl) The siphon of Cephalopoda. See Cephalopoda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n infundibulum In anatomy, a funnel-shaped organ or part.
    • n infundibulum In zöol.:
    • n infundibulum The funnel or siphon of a cephalopod, formed by the coalescence or apposition of the epipodia: supposed by Huxley to be formed by the union and folding into a tubular form of processes which correspond to the epipodia of pteropods and branchiogastropods. See cut under Dibranchiata.
    • n infundibulum One of the gastric cavities of the Ctenophora, into which the gastric sac leads; a chamber connecting the gastric cavity with the entire system of canals of the body, and also leading to the aboral pores. It corresponds to the common axial cavity of actinozoans. See cut under Ctenophora.
    • n infundibulum The dilated upper extremity of the oviduct of a bird, which receives the ovum from the ovarium, corresponding to the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube of a mammal.
    • n infundibulum [capitalized] A genus of mollusks.
    • n infundibulum The two or three main divisions of the pelvis of the kidney. formed by the confluence of the calyces.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a funnel, from infundere, to pour in or into. See Infuse

Usage

In literature:

This plate reaches forward below the third cerebral vesicle as far as the infundibulum.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
More ventrally another slight diverticulum probably represents the infundibulum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The floor of the thalamencephalon projects downwards and backwards as the infundibulum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
It also shews the wide opening of the infundibulum in the middle line into the base of the brain.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In news:

Acoustic melodies meet hip-hop flows tonight on "Chronosynclastic Infundibulum, " as Isla Vista local Daniel Allan joins guest host Lucy White at 12:30am for an in-studio jam session.
Correlation of the ethmoid infundibulum to the medial orbital wall in maxillary sinus hypoplasia: "Infundibular lateralization," a diagnostic CT finding.
Correlation of the ethmoid infundibulum to the medial orbital wall in maxillary sinus hypoplasia: "Infundibular lateralization, " a diagnostic CT finding.
Acoustic melodies meet hip-hop flows tonight on "Chronosynclastic Infundibulum," as Isla Vista local Daniel Allan joins guest host Lucy White at 12:30am for an in-studio jam session.
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