pedicle

noun
ped·i·cle | \ˈpe-di-kəl \

Definition of pedicle 

2 : the part of a skin or tissue graft left attached to the original site during the preliminary stages of union

3 anatomy : either of two short cylindrical bony processes lying on either side of a vertebra that project posteriorly from the vertebral body and fuse with the laminae to form a neural arch

Note: Each pedicle has a superior and inferior notch that forms an intervertebral foramen with a pedicle on an adjacent vertebra allowing for the passage of spinal nerves and vessels

Other Words from pedicle

pedicled \ˈpe-di-kəld \ adjective

First Known Use of pedicle

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pedicle

Latin pediculus, from diminutive of ped-, pes

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pedicle

noun
ped·i·cle | \ˈped-i-kəl \

Medical Definition of pedicle 

: a basal attachment: as

a : the basal part of each side of the neural arch of a vertebra connecting the laminae with the centrum

b : the narrow basal part by which various organs (as kidney or spleen) are continuous with other body structures

c : the narrow base of a tumor

d : the part of a pedicle flap left attached to the original site

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