Funicle Fu"ni*cle, n. [L. funiculus, dim. of funis cord, rope: cf. F. funicule funicle (in sense 2). Cf. {Funambulo}.] (Bot.) 1. A small cord, ligature, or fiber. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The little stalk that attaches a seed to the placenta. [1913 Webster]

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  • funicle — [fyo͞o′ni kəl] n. [L funiculus, dim. of funis, a cord, rope] a little cord or fiber; specif., a funiculus …   English World dictionary

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  • funicle — /fyooh ni keuhl/, n. Bot. the stalk of an ovule or seed. [1655 65; < L funiculus. See FUNICULUS, CLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • funicle — noun the stalk or stem of an ovule or seed …   Wiktionary

  • funicle — SYN: cord. * * * fu·ni·cle fyü nə kəl n FUNICULUS * * * fu·ni·cle (fuґnĭ kəl) funiculus …   Medical dictionary

  • funicle — fu|ni|cle Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • funicle — n. stalk (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • funicle — [ fju:nɪk(ə)l] noun 1》 Botany a filamentous stalk attaching a seed or ovule to the placenta. 2》 Entomology a filamentous section of an insect s antenna, supporting the club. Origin C17: anglicized form of L. funiculus (see funiculus) …   English new terms dictionary

  • funicle — n. 1. Fibre, filament, small cord, small ligature. 2. (Bot.) Protosperm, filamentous support of the ovule …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • funicle — fu·ni·cle …   English syllables