peduncle


pe·dun·cle

noun \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: circa 1753

pe·dun·cle

noun \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl, pi-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

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