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pediculate

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adjective pe·dic·u·late \pi-ˈdi-kyə-lət\

Definition of pediculate

  1. :  of or relating to an order (Lophiiformes syn. Pediculati) of marine bony fishes (as a batfish or goosefish) with pectoral fins at the end of an armlike process and part of the dorsal fin modified into a lure

pediculate noun


Origin of pediculate

ultimately from Latin pediculus little foot, pedicel


First Known Use: 1882


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