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PRONUNCIATION: (in-fuhn-DIB-yuh-luh-form)

MEANING: adjective: Funnel-shaped.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin infundibulum (funnel), from infundere (to pour in), from fundere (to pour). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gheu- (to pour), which is also the source of funnel, font, fuse, diffuse, gust, gush, and geyser. Earliest documented use: 1752.

INFUNDIBULI-NORM - when just about everything is funnel-shaped

IN-FUN-BIBLIFORM - like reading Scripture for amusement

INFUNDIBULI-FARM - devoted to the culture and propagation of Morning Glories