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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  little  stalk  that  attaches  a  seed  to  the 
  placenta. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  funicle 
  n  :  the  stalk  of  a  plant  ovule  or  seed  [syn:  {funiculus}] 




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