A funiculus is a small bundle of axons (nerve fibres), enclosed by the perineurium. A small nerve may consist of a single funiculus, but a larger nerve will have several funiculi collected together into larger bundles known as fasciculi. Fasciculi are bound together in a common membrane, the epineurium.
Transverse section of human tibial nerve.
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
Funiculi in the spinal cord are portions of white matter. Examples include:
- Anterior funiculus of the spinal cord
- Lateral funiculus of the spinal cord
- Posterior funiculus of the spinal cord
- Funiculus solitarius of the medulla
- Funiculus separans of the rhomboid fossa
This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 728 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
- Gray, Henry; Lewis, Warren Harmon (1918). Anatomy of the human body. Harold B. Lee Library. Philadelphia : Lea & Febiger.
- Siegel, A. & Sapru, H. (2011). Essential neuroscience. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- "Spinal Cord White Matter".
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