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[in-fuhn-dib-yuh-luh m] /ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə ləm/

noun, plural infundibula
[in-fuhn-dib-yuh-luh] /ˌɪn fʌnˈdɪb yə lə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a funnel-shaped organ or part.
a funnel-shaped extension of the hypothalamus connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain.
a space in the right ventricle at the base of the pulmonary artery.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
(anatomy) any funnel-shaped part, esp the stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the base of the brain

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.

infundibulum in·fun·dib·u·lum (ĭn’fən-dĭb’yə-ləm)
n. pl. in·fun·dib·u·la (-lə)

in’fun·dib’u·lar (-lər) or in’fun·dib’u·late’ (-lāt’, -lĭt) adj.


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