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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·fun·dib·u·lum

, pl.

in·fun·dib·u·la

(in'fŭn-dib'yū-lŭm, -yū-lă),
1. A funnel or funnel-shaped structure or passage.
3. The expanding portion of a calyx as it opens into the renal pelvis.
4. Synonym(s): conus arteriosus
5. Termination of a bronchiole in the alveolus.
6. Termination of the cochlear canal beneath the cupola.
7. The funnel-shaped, unpaired prominence of the base of the hypothalamus behind the optic chiasm, enclosing the infundibular recess of the third ventricle and continuous below with the stalk of the hypophysis.
[L. a funnel]
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infundibulum

(ĭn′fən-dĭb′yə-ləm)
n. pl. infundibu·la (-lə)
Any of various funnel-shaped bodily passages, openings, structures, or parts, especially:
a. The stalk of the pituitary gland.
b. The calyx of a kidney.
c. The ovarian opening of a fallopian tube.

in′fun·dib′u·lar (-lər), in′fun·dib′u·late′ (-lāt′, -lĭt) adj.
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infundibulum

(1) A generic term for any funnel-shaped structure. 
(2) Infundibulum of hypothalamus; infundibulum hypothalami [NA].
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in·fun·dib·u·lum

, pl. infundibula (in'fŭn-dib'yū-lŭm, -lă)
1. [TA] A funnel or funnel-shaped structure or passage.
3. The expanding portion of a calyx as it opens into the pelvis of the kidney.
4. Synonym(s): arterial cone.
5. Termination of a bronchiole in the alveolus.
6. Termination of the cochlear canal beneath the cupola.
7. The funnel-shaped, unpaired prominence of the base of the hypothalamus behind the optic chiasm, enclosing the infundibular recess of the third ventricle and continuous below with the stalk of the hypophysis.
8. The contact surface indentation in the incisor and cheek teeth of a horse.
Synonym(s): mark (2) .
[L. a funnel]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

infundibulum

Any funnel shaped bodily passages or structure, such as the stalk of the PITUITARY GLAND.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

infundibulum

the part of the PITUITARY GLAND that is produced by a downgrowth of the posterior region of the forebrain.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Therefore, renal surgeons should keep in mind that patients with a narrow infundibulum and larger diameter of staghorn stone probably need more tracts.
Even for the earliest BCC lesion with only 4-15 cells BerEP4 clearly shows that BCC appears from basal cell in the basal layer of epidermis (interfollicular) and infundibulum of hair follicle with some groups of BCC cells budding down from the BCC basal layer, infiltrating into dermis and connected together inside the dermis.
The classic presentation is obstructive jaundice without painful symptoms and with evidence, at ultrasonography, of a gallstone impacted in the gallbladder infundibulum and determining an external obstruction of the CBD with consequent dilation of the intrahepatic biliary tree.
Tumor of follicular infundibulum: an unsuspected cause of macular hypopigmentation.
Tumor of the follicular infundibulum with sebaceous differentiation.
Two clips were placed on the cystic duct and two were placed on the infundibulum in order to prevent bile spillage during removal of the gallbladder from the fossa.
Occluded maxillary infundibulum produces an enclosed hypoventilated environment in the maxillary sinus [10, 11].
Mammillary bodies were slightly stretched laterally, and the infundibulum recess and dorsum sella were well visualized.
These lesions include trichilemmomas (hamartomas of the infundibulum of the hair follicle), facial papules, acral keratoses, oral cavity verrucous or papillomatous papules, benign (e.g., angiomas, dermal fibromas, lipomas, and neurinomas) and malignant tumors (e.g., melanomas, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinomas) [4-7].
Anatomically, RV can be described regarding three components: (1) the inlet, which consists of the tricuspid valve, chordal tendineae, and papillary muscles; (2) the trabeculated apical myocardium; and (3) the infundibulum, or conus, which corresponds to the outlet region [27].
(20) However, imperfect operative technique, such as alignment of the cystic and bile ducts due to excessive upward retraction on the gallbladder fundus or insufficient lateral retraction on the infundibulum or excessive tenting of the bile duct from exaggerated lateral retraction on the infundibulum may confound correct anatomical identification.
Gallbladder was markedly swollen containing 2 large, white and flaky stones in the infundibulum causing external compression of common hepatic duct.