funiculus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūniculus (cord), diminutive from fūnis (cord) + -culus.

Noun[edit]

funiculus (plural funiculi or funicles)

  1. (anatomy) Any of several cordlike structures, especially the umbilical cord, or a bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord
  2. (botany) A stalk that connects the seed (or ovule) with the placenta

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from fūnis (cord, rope) +‎ -culus.

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Noun[edit]

fūniculus m (genitive fūniculī); second declension

  1. A slender rope, cord.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fūniculus fūniculī
genitive fūniculī fūniculōrum
dative fūniculō fūniculīs
accusative fūniculum fūniculōs
ablative fūniculō fūniculīs
vocative fūnicule fūniculī

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References[edit]

  • funiculus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879