Pedicel



[ped-uh-suh l, -sel] /ˈpɛd ə səl, -ˌsɛl/

noun
1.
Botany.

2.
Zoology. a pedicle or peduncle.
/ˈpɛdɪˌsɛl/
noun
1.
the stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence
2.
(biology) Also called peduncle. any short stalk bearing an organ or organism
3.
the second segment of an insect’s antenna
n.

1670s, from Modern Latin pedicellus, diminutive of pediculus (see pedicle).

pedicel ped·i·cel (pěd’ĭ-səl, -sěl’)
n.

ped’i·cel’lar (-sěl’ər) adj.
pedicel
(pěd’ĭ-səl)
A small stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence.

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