noun ped·i·cle \ˈpe-di-kəl\

Definition of PEDICLE

:  pedicel b
:  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

Medical Dictionary


noun ped·i·cle \ˈped-i-kəl\

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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