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infundibulum[in-fun-dib´u-lum] (pl. infundi´bula) (L.)
1. any funnel-shaped passage; called also choana.
2. conus arteriosus.
1. a passage connecting the nasal cavity with the anterior ethmoidal cells and frontal sinus.
2. a sinuous passage connecting the middle meatus of the nose with the anterior ethmoidal cells and often with the frontal sinus.
infundibulum of hypothalamus a hollow, funnel-shaped mass in front of the tuber cinereum, extending to the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
infundibulum of uterine tube the distal, funnel-shaped portion of the fallopian (uterine) tube.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a passage from the middle meatus of the nose communicating with the anterior ethmoidal cells and frontal sinus.
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The area in the middle meatus of the nose. The anterior ethmoid sinuses and the frontal sinus open into this area.
See also: infundibulum
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eth·moi·dal in·fun·dib·u·lum(eth-moydăl in-fŭn-dibyū-lŭm) [TA]
Passage from middle meatus of nose communicating with anterior ethmoidal cells and frontal sinus.
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