pedicel


ped·i·cel

noun \ˈpe-də-ˌsel\

Definition of PEDICEL

:  a slender basal part of an organism or one of its parts: as
a :  a plant stalk that supports a fruiting or spore-bearing organ
b :  a narrow basal attachment (as of the abdomen of an ant) of an animal organ or part
ped·i·cel·late \ˌpe-də-ˈse-lət\ adjective

Origin of PEDICEL

New Latin pedicellus, diminutive of Latin pediculus
First Known Use: 1676

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