Anat. any of various funnel-shaped organs or passages, as
- the extension of the third ventricle of the brain to the pituitary gland
- the calyx of a kidney
- the ovarian end of a fallopian tube
Origin of infundibulumModern Latin from L, a funnel from infundere: see infuse
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.
Origin of infundibulumLatin funnel from īnfundere to pour in ; see infuse .
- in′fun·dib′u·lar in′fun·dib′u·late′
From Latin infundibulum (“funnel”), from īnfundō (“pour in or upon”).