Funiculus

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Funiculus (Latin for "slender rope") may refer to:

  • in neurology, a bundle of one or more nerve fascicles
  • the umbilical cord attaching a fetus to the placenta during pregnancy
  • the spermatic cord (Funiculus spermaticus)
  • in insect antennae, the segment connecting the club with the base
  • in plants, the stalk attaching an ovule to the ovary wall in a flower or fruit
  • in mycology, the cord which attaches the peridioles (the "eggs") to the peridium (the "nest") in some species of the bird's nest fungi