from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of funiculus.
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- n. the stalk or stem of an ovule or seed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small cord, ligature, or fiber.
- n. The little stalk that attaches a seed to the placenta.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cord; a small ligature; a fiber.
- n. In entomology, the part of the antenna between the scape and the club. Also funicule.
- n. In anatomy, same as funiculus, 5 .
- n. In bot.: The stalk of an ovule or seed. See cut in preceding column.
- n. In Nidulariaceæ among fungi, a pedicel attaching the peridiolum to the inner surface of the wall of the peridium. Also funiculus.
- n. The central connecting process in those colonies of graptolites which bear no thecæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the stalk of a plant ovule or seed
From Latin fūniculus ("cord"), diminutive from fūnis ("cord") + -culus. (Wiktionary)