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[ped-i-kuh l] /ˈpɛd ɪ kəl/

noun, Zoology.
a small stalk or stalklike support, as the connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen in certain arachnids.
(biology) any small stalk; pedicel; peduncle

“footstalk of a plant,” 1620s, from Latin pediculus “footstalk, little foot,” diminutive of pedem (nominative pes) “foot” (see foot (n.)).

pedicle ped·i·cle (pěd’ĭ-kəl)


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