peduncle

noun pe·dun·cle \ ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl , pi-ˈdəŋ- \

Definition of peduncle

1 : a stalk bearing a flower or flower cluster or a fructification
2 : a narrow part by which some larger part or the whole body of an organism is attached : stalk, pedicel
3 : a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached

peduncled

play \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəld. pi-ˈdəŋ-\ adjective

peduncular

play \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of peduncle

New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin ped-, pes


Medical Dictionary

peduncle

noun pe·dun·cle \ ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl , pi-ˈ \

medical Definition of peduncle

1 : a band of white matter joining different parts of the brain — see cerebellar peduncle, cerebral peduncle
2 : a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached

peduncular

play \pi-ˈdəŋ-kyə-lər\ adjective


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