Meaning of fundiform in English:

fundiform

Pronunciation /ˈfʌndɪfɔːm/

adjective

Anatomy
  • Resembling or arranged in the form of a sling; specifically designating the lower part of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx (cricopharyngeal muscle), and the fibres of this part of the muscle.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From scientific Latin fundiformis shaped like a sling from classical Latin funda leather strap for hurling stones, sling, probably a loanword + -formis, originally after German schleuderförmig shaped like a sling.