1753, from Modern Latin pedunculus "footstalk," diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).
peduncle pe·dun·cle (pĭ-dŭng'kəl, pē'dŭng'kəl)n.
The stalk that attaches a single flower, flower cluster, or fruit to the stem. See more at flower.
A stalk supporting an animal organ, such as the eyestalk of a lobster.
A slender stalk by which the base of a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.
Any of several stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either of white matter or of white and gray matter.