nounWord forms: plural fuˈnicuˌli (fjʊˈnɪkjʊˌlaɪ
1. Anatomy any cordlike structure; esp.,
a. any of various bundles of white matter in the spinal cord
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Word origin of 'funiculus'L, small cord, dim. of funis, a cord, rope