funiculus

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From Latin funiculus, diminutive of funis (rope, cord) +‎ -culus.

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funiculus (plural funiculi)

  1. (anatomy) Any of several cordlike structures, especially the umbilical cord, or a bundle of nerve fibres (white matter) in the spinal cord. The white matter of the spinal cord is made of (posterior, anterior & lateral) columns/funiculi. The grey columns are also called horns but not funiculi.
  2. (botany) A stalk that connects the seed (or ovule) with the placenta

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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.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fūniculus fūniculī
Genitive fūniculī fūniculōrum
Dative fūniculō fūniculīs
Accusative fūniculum fūniculōs
Ablative fūniculō fūniculīs
Vocative fūnicule fūniculī

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  • funiculus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • funiculus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • funiculus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • funiculus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette