Pedicellaria



[ped-uh-suh-lair-ee-uh] /ˌpɛd ə səˈlɛər i ə/

noun, plural pedicellariae
[ped-uh-suh-lair-ee-ee] /ˌpɛd ə səˈlɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
1.
one of the minute pincerlike structures common to starfish and sea urchins, used for cleaning and to capture tiny prey.

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  • Pedicellariae

    [ped-uh-suh-lair-ee-uh] /ˌpɛd ə səˈlɛər i ə/ noun, plural pedicellariae [ped-uh-suh-lair-ee-ee] /ˌpɛd ə səˈlɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA). Zoology. 1. one of the minute pincerlike structures common to starfish and sea urchins, used for cleaning and to capture tiny prey.

  • Pedicellate

    [ped-uh-sel-it, -eyt, ped-uh-suh-lit, -leyt] /ˌpɛd əˈsɛl ɪt, -eɪt, ˈpɛd ə sə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. having a or . pedicellate ped·i·cel·late (pěd’ĭ-sěl’ĭt, -āt’) adj. Having or supported by a pedicel or pedicle.



  • Pedicellation

    [ped-uh-sel-it, -eyt, ped-uh-suh-lit, -leyt] /ˌpɛd əˈsɛl ɪt, -eɪt, ˈpɛd ə sə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. having a or . pedicellation ped·i·cel·la·tion (pěd’ĭ-sə-lā’shən) n. Formation of a pedicel, pedicle, or peduncle. pedicellate ped·i·cel·late (pěd’ĭ-sěl’ĭt, -āt’) adj. Having or supported by a pedicel or pedicle.

  • Pedicle

    [ped-i-kuh l] /ˈpɛd ɪ kəl/ noun, Zoology. 1. a small stalk or stalklike support, as the connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen in certain arachnids. /ˈpɛdɪkəl/ noun 1. (biology) any small stalk; pedicel; peduncle n. “footstalk of a plant,” 1620s, from Latin pediculus “footstalk, little foot,” diminutive of pedem (nominative pes) “foot” (see foot (n.)). […]



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