adjective \pi-ˈdi-kyə-lət\

Definition of PEDICULATE

:  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


ultimately from Latin pediculus little foot, pedicel
First Known Use: 1882


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