pedicle


ped·i·cle

noun \ˈpe-di-kəl\

Definition of PEDICLE

1
:  pedicel b
2
:  the part of a skin or tissue graft left attached to the original site during the preliminary stages of union
ped·i·cled \-kəld\ adjective

Origin of PEDICLE

Latin pediculus, from diminutive of ped-, pes
First Known Use: 1626

Rhymes with PEDICLE

ped·i·cle

noun \ˈped-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEDICLE

: a basal attachment: as a : the basal part of each side of the neural arch of a vertebra connecting the laminae with the centrum b : the narrow basal part by which various organs (as kidney or spleen) are continuous with other body structures c : the narrow base of a tumor d : the part of a pedicle flap left attached to the original site

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