from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cord; specifically, the umbilical cord or navel string.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, same as funiculus, 5 .


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  • Among them, gentle traction upon the funis is the only assistance accorded to nature, and if there be much resistance, it is at once stopped, and the placenta allowed to remain, in preference to attempting its delivery by stronger traction.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • Albertus, treat: a swallow's heart, dust of a dove's heart, multum valent linguae viperarum, cerebella asinorum, tela equina, palliola quibus infantes obvoluti nascuntur, funis strangulati hominis, lapis de nido Aquilae,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In the latter category come such accidents as the pressure of tumours in the pelvic passages, or disease of the bones in the mother, or pressure on the cord from malposition of the child during labour, asphyxiation from the funis being twisted tightly round the neck or limbs, or from injuries due to falls on the floor in sudden labours.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • The neighbors were so frightened by the awful sight that they ran away, or possibly the child might have been saved by ligature of the funis.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The funis was very tense and coiled 7 times round the neck and once round the left shoulder; there was also a distinct knot.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Owen 2.199 mentions an instance in which the left arm and hand of a fetus were found in a state of putrescence from strangulation, the funis being tightly bound around at the upper part.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Bizzen 2.191 mentions an instance in which from strangulation the head of a fetus was in a state of putrefaction, the funis being twice tightly bound around the neck.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The midwife in attendance, finding the afterbirth did not come away, pulled at the funis, which broke at its attachment.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Buchanan 2.197 describes a case illustrative of the etiology of spontaneous amputation of limbs in utero Nebinger 2.198 reports a case of abortion, showing commencing amputation of the left thigh from being encircled by the funis.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • It weighed over 5 pounds, and was easily delivered entire after division and unwinding of the funis.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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