pedicle

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noun ped·i·cle \ˈpe-di-kəl\

Definition of pedicle

  1. 1 :  pedicel b

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

pedicled

play \-kəld\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pedicle

Latin pediculus, from diminutive of ped-, pes


First Known Use: 1626


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pedicle

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noun ped·i·cle \ˈped-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of pedicle

  1. :  a basal attachment: asa:  the basal part of each side of the neural arch of a vertebra connecting the laminae with the centrumb:  the narrow basal part by which various organs (as kidney or spleen) are continuous with other body structuresc:  the narrow base of a tumord:  the part of a pedicle flap left attached to the original site


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