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peduncle

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noun pe·dun·cle \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl, pi-ˈ\

Definition of peduncle

  1. 1 :  a stalk bearing a flower or flower cluster or a fructification

  2. 2 :  a narrow part by which some larger part or the whole body of an organism is attached :  stalk, pedicel

  3. 3 :  a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached

pe·dun·cled play \-kəld\ adjective
pe·dun·cu·lar play \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\ adjective


Origin of peduncle

New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin ped-, pes


First Known Use: 1702


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peduncle

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noun pe·dun·cle \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl, pi-ˈ\

Medical Definition of peduncle

  1. 1:  a band of white matter joining different parts of the brain—see cerebellar peduncle, cerebral peduncle

  2. 2:  a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached

  3. pe·dun·cu·lar \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\play adjective




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