a small stalk.
an ultimate division of a common peduncle.
one of the subordinate stalks in a branched inflorescence, bearing a single flower.
Zoology. a pedicle or peduncle.
- ped·i·cel·lar [ped-uh-sel-er], /ˌpɛd əˈsɛl ər/, adjective
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How to use pedicel in a sentence
The hole in the shell serves for the protrusion of a pedicel or foot by means of which the animal is enabled to attach itself.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
The berries are quite persistent, hanging to the pedicel some time after ripe.The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
Each cirrus consists of a two-jointed pedicel, carrying two multiarticulated rami.
There are, also, powerful muscles giving movement to the basal segments of the pedicel of the first pair of cirri.
Each cirrus consists of a pedicel, having a long basal and a short upper segment, supporting two multiarticulate rami.
British Dictionary definitions for pedicel
the stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence
Also called: peduncle biology any short stalk bearing an organ or organism
the second segment of an insect's antenna
- pedicellate (pɪˈdɪsɪˌleɪt), adjective
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Scientific definitions for pedicel
A small stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence.
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