infundibula


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infundibulum

 [in-fun-dib´u-lum] (pl. infundi´bula) (L.)
1. any funnel-shaped passage; called also choana.
ethmoidal infundibulum
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.

in·fun·dib·u·la

(in'fŭn-dib'yū-lă),
Plural of infundibulum.

infundibula

in·fun·dib·u·la

(in'fŭn-dib'yū-lă)
Plural of infundibulum.
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Percutaneous balloon dilatation of stenotic calyceal diverticular infundibula in patients with recurrent urinary tract infections.
Fibrotic strictures of the infundibula, renal pelvis and ureters may be seen at contrast-enhanced CT and are highly suggestive of tuberculosis.
The neurohypophysis is made up of the pars nervosa, infundibular stalk and the infundibula proper.