fundus n. [L. fundus, bottom] The base or bottom, as in the bottom of a hollow organ.
fungicolous a. [L. fungus, mushroom; colare, to inhabit] Living in or on fungi.
fungiform a. [L. fungus, mushroom; forma, shape] Mushroom-shaped.
fungivorous a. [L. fungus, mushroom; vorare, to devour] Feeding on or devouring fungus mycelium; myceto-phagous; mycophagous.
fungus garden Fungi cultivated within the nest of higher termites or fungus ants for use as food. see ambrosia, bee-bread.
fungus-growing beetle (ARTHRO: Insecta) Any beetle that feeds on symbiotic fungi, i.e., ambrosia beetles, etc.
funicular strand (BRYO: Gymnolaemata) Tissue crossing all body cavities; in males and hermaphrodites produces sperm.
funiculate a. [L. funiculus, little cord] Having or forming a fu-niculus.
funiculus, funicle n.; pl. -li [L. funiculus, little cord] 1. (ARTHRO: Insecta) a. The middle antennal segments between the scape and the club. b. The main tendon of the abdomen. c. In Hymenoptera, the ligament connecting the pro-podeum to the petiole. 2. (bryo) A strand of tissue that attaches the digestive tract to the body wall or communication pores, thus extending from zooid to zooid throughout the colony. 3. (MOLL: Gastropoda) A narrow ridge of callus spiraling from the upper lip into the umbilicus.
funnel n. [L. infundibulum, funnel] 1. (ANN: Oligochaeta) Internal opening of both male and female genital ducts. see female and male funnel. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) See peri-trophic membrane. 3. (MOLL: Cephalopoda) a. A specialized siphon from the mantle cavity providing locomotion by propulsion. b. For Nautiloidea, see hyponome.
funnel organ (MOLL: Cephalopoda) A glandular structure on the dorsal side of the funnel, slightly behind the valve; Verrill's organ.
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