Dictionary

peduncle

noun pe·dun·cle \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl, pi-ˈ\

Definition of PEDUNCLE

1
:  a stalk bearing a flower or flower cluster or a fructification
2
:  a narrow part by which some larger part or the whole body of an organism is attached :  stalk, pedicel
3
:  a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached
pe·dun·cled \-kəld\ adjective
pe·dun·cu·lar \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\ adjective

Origin of PEDUNCLE

New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin ped-, pes
First Known Use: 1702
Medical Dictionary

peduncle

noun pe·dun·cle \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl, pi-ˈ\

Medical Definition of PEDUNCLE

1
:  a band of white matter joining different parts of the brain—see cerebellar peduncle, cerebral peduncle
2
:  a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached
pe·dun·cu·lar \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pedunculate barnaclePrevious Word in the Dictionary: peduleAll Words Near: peduncle
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears