pedicle

noun
ped·​i·​cle | \ ˈpe-di-kəl How to pronounce pedicle (audio) \

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 How to pronounce pedicle (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pedicle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are a few other options, such as a pedicle graft, in which donor tissue comes from a gum area closer to the recipient area. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 11 Mar. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedicle. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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pedicle

noun
ped·​i·​cle | \ ˈped-i-kəl How to pronounce pedicle (audio) \

Medical Definition of pedicle

: a basal attachment: as
a : 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.

b : the narrow basal part by which various organs (as the 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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