funiculus

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Related to dorsal funiculus: posterior funiculus of spinal cord, funiculus gracilis

funiculus

[fə′nik·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
Also known as funicle.
Any structure in the form of a chord.
A column of white matter in the spinal cord.
(botany)
The stalk of an ovule.
(invertebrate zoology)
A band of tissue extending from the adoral end of the coelom to the adoral body wall in bryozoans.
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In longitudinal sections axons can be viewed streaming down the dorsal funiculus and branching out of the dorsal funiculus into the grey matter.
Our current efforts have now switched to tracing the trajectory of the hindlimb axons to look for early inappropriate branching of those axons, which normally continue to grow in the dorsal funiculus towards lower levels of the cord.
Before the arrival of the axons EphA4 is present throughout the dorsal funiculus, the ventral funiculus (where a smaller portion of the CST travels), and in the grey matter.