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[puh-dik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /pəˈdɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/

of or related to the Pediculati, a group of teleost fishes, characterized by the elongated base of their pectoral fins, simulating an arm or peduncle.
a pediculate fish.
/pɪˈdɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers
any fish belonging to the order Pediculati

pediculate pe·dic·u·late (pə-dĭk’yə-lĭt, -lāt’)
Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.


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