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funiculus

 [fu-nik´u-lus] (pl. funic´uli) (L.)
cord: anatomical nomenclature for a cordlike structure or part, especially one of the large bundle of nerve tracts that make up the white matter of the spinal cord. adj. adj funic´ular.
anterior funiculus ventral funiculus.
dorsal funiculus the white substance of the spinal cord lying on either side between the posterior median sulcus and the dorsal root.
lateral funiculus (funiculus latera´lis) the lateral mass of fibers on either side of the spinal cord, between the anterolateral and posterolateral sulci.
posterior funiculus dorsal funiculus.
funiculus sperma´ticus the spermatic cord.
ventral funiculus the white substance of the spinal cord lying on either side between the ventral median fissure and the ventral roots of the spinal nerves.

cord

(kōrd), [TA] Avoid the misspelling chord.
1. In anatomy, any long ropelike structure, composed of several to many longitudinally oriented fibers, vessels, ducts, or combinations thereof.
See also: chorda.
2. In histopathology, a line of tumor cells only one cell in width.
Synonym(s): fasciculus (2) [TA], funiculus [TA], funicle
[L. chorda, a string]

cord

(kōrd) [TA]
1. anatomy Any long, ropelike structure. A small, cordlike structure composed of several to many longitudinally oriented fibers, vessels, ducts, or combinations thereof.
Synonym(s): fasciculus (2) [TA] , funiculus [TA] , funicle.
2. histopathology A line of tumor cells only one cell in width.
[L. chorda, a string]

funicle

  1. the stalk of an OVULE by which it is attached to the placenta in plants.
  2. the joints of the antenna of some HYMENOPTERA between the second joint and the distal joint or club.
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2014a: 173, 175-176 (habitus images of both sexes and color intraspecific variation of funicle segments of female antennae); Triapitsyn 2016: 28 (comparison with A.
Whereas in Asarum the aril is formed by 2-4 layers of large cells originating from the funicle (Fig.
12) with scape about 2.9x as long as wide; funicle (excluding 3 anelli) 4-segmented, F1, F3 and F4 subequal in length, F2 slightly longer; clava 3-segmented, apical segment with a spicula; funicle and claval segments with long hairs and each with at least 2 hairlike longitudinal sensilla (except only 1 such sensillum on F1).
18) with scape 3.0-3.4x as long as wide, with cross-ridges, a little shorter than clava; pedicel much longer than F1 (the shortest funicle segment); F2, F6, and often F4 the longest funicle segments (F6 sometimes slightly longer than F2 and F4), F3 and F5 slightly shorter (F5 sometimes almost as long as F4); F1-F3 and F5 without longitudinal sensilla, F4 with 1 longitudinal sensillum, and F6 with 2 such sensilla; clava 2.7-2.8x as long as wide (in lateral view), with 5 longitudinal sensilla.
Scape, pedicel, and funicle light brown to brown, clava dark brown; legs light brown except tarsi a little darker (brown).
MPS II sensilla were distributed on the funicle and clava of the antenna of the adult female, but only on the clava of the adult male, and 1-3 MPS II were found spread over the back of the clava of the adult male.
On the funicle there was 1 MPS I and 1 or 2 MPS II borne laterally on the back of each funicular segment of the adult female.
Scape about 4 times as long as wide; pedicel 1.5 times as long as wide; first funicular segment shorter than other flagellar segments and 1.7 times as long as wide, other funicular segments subequal in length and about 1.8 times as long as wide; club 2-segmented, slightly wider than funicle and about as long as 2 preceding funicular segments combined.
First funicular segment 2.5 times as long as wide, funicle segments 2nd to 4th about 2.2 times as long as wide; club suffused, 3.7 times as long as wide and about as long as 2 preceding funicular segments combined.