Definition of pediculate
: of or relating to an order (Lophiiformes synonym Pediculati) of marine bony fishes (such as a batfish or goosefish) with pectoral fins at the end of an armlike process and part of the dorsal fin modified into a lure
Origin and Etymology of pediculate
ultimately from Latin pediculus little foot, pedicel
First Known Use: 1882See Words from the same year
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