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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anatomy The portion of a hollow organ opposite or farthest from its opening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the large, hollow part of an organ farthest from an opening; especially

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bottom or base of any hollow organ

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a general sense, bottom; depths: as, the fundus of a cave or a wood.
  • n. In anatomy, the larger end of any cone- or pearshaped organ, as the upper part of the uterus, the left portion of the stomach, or the anterior and lower end of the gall-bladder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening

Etymologies

Latin, bottom.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fundus ("bottom"). (Wiktionary)

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