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[pet-ee-ohl] /ˈpɛt iˌoʊl/

Botany. the slender stalk by which a leaf is attached to the stem; leafstalk.
Zoology. a stalk or peduncle, as that connecting the abdomen and thorax in wasps.
the stalk by which a leaf is attached to the rest of the plant
(zoology) a slender stalk or stem, such as the connection between the thorax and abdomen of ants

“footstalk of a leaf,” 1753, from French pétiole (18c.), from Late Latin petiolus, misspelling of peciolus “stalk, stem,” literally “little foot,” diminutive of pediculus “foot stalk,” itself a diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) “foot” (see foot (n.)). Given its modern sense by Linnaeus.

petiole pet·i·ole (pět’ē-ōl’)
A stem or pedicle.
See leafstalk.


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