pedicle

noun ped·i·cle \ ˈpe-di-kəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pedicle

1 :pedicel b
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

pedicled

play \ˈpe-di-kəld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pedicle

Latin pediculus, from diminutive of ped-, pes


Medical Dictionary

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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