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fundus

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Human Stomach schematic showing location of fundus
Fundi, sulci, and gyri in a section across a human brain

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fundus (bottom).

NounEdit

fundus (plural fundi)

  1. (anatomy) the large, hollow part of an organ farthest from an opening; especially
    1. the top, hollow portion of the uterus and
    2. the back, interior part of the eye, accommodating the retina and associated blood vessels, etc.
    3. the uppermost hollow of the stomach, which in humans forms a bulge above where the oesophagus enters the stomach.
    4. the deepest part of a sulcus, such as the sulci in the human cerebral cortex.

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VerbEdit

fundus

  1. conditional of fundi

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn. Cognates include Sanskrit बुध्न (budhna), Persian بن (bon, root, bottom), Ancient Greek πυθμήν (puthmḗn, bottom), and Old English botm (English bottom).

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NounEdit

fundus m (genitive fundī); second declension

  1. bottom, lowest part,
  2. farm, piece of land, estate
  3. ground
  4. foundation
  5. an authority

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fundus fundī
genitive fundī fundōrum
dative fundō fundīs
accusative fundum fundōs
ablative fundō fundīs
vocative funde fundī

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ReferencesEdit

  • fundus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879