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infundibula


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infundibulum  \In`fun*dib"u*lum\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Infundibula},  E. 
  {Infundibulums}.  [L.,  a  funnel,  from  infundere  to  pour  in  or 
  into  See  {Infuse}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  A  funnel-shaped  or  dilated  organ  or  part  as  the 
  infundibulum  of  the  brain,  a  hollow,  conical  process, 
  connecting  the  floor  of  the  third  ventricle  with  the 
  pituitary  body;  the  infundibula  of  the  lungs,  the  enlarged 
  terminations  of  the  bronchial  tubes. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  central  cavity  in  the  Ctenophora,  into  which  the 
  gastric  sac  leads. 
  b  The  siphon  of  Cephalopoda.  See  {Cephalopoda}. 




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