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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]

funiculus

(fyo͝o-nĭk′yə-ləs, fə-) also

funicle

(fyo͞o′nĭ-kəl)
n. pl. funicu·li (-lī′) also funi·cles
1. Anatomy A slender cordlike strand or band, especially:
a. A bundle of nerve fibers in a nerve trunk.
b. One of three major divisions of white matter in the spinal cord, consisting of fasciculi.
c. The umbilical cord.
2. Botany A stalk connecting an ovule or a seed with the placenta.

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]

funiculus

Any cord-like structure.