Peduncle



[pi-duhng-kuh l, pee-duhng-] /pɪˈdʌŋ kəl, ˈpi dʌŋ-/

noun
1.
Botany.

2.
Zoology. a stalk or stem; a stalklike part or structure.
3.
Anatomy.

/pɪˈdʌŋkəl/
noun
1.
the stalk of a plant bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2.
(anatomy) a stalklike structure, esp a large bundle of nerve fibres within the brain
3.
(pathol) a slender process of tissue by which a polyp or tumour is attached to the body
4.
(biology) another name for pedicel (sense 2)
n.

1753, from Modern Latin pedunculus “footstalk,” diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) “foot” (see foot (n.)).

peduncle pe·dun·cle (pĭ-dŭng’kəl, pē’dŭng’kəl)
n.

pe·dun’cu·lar (pĭ-dŭng’kyə-lər) adj.
peduncle
(pĭ-dŭng’kəl, pē’dŭng’kəl)

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