- a small stalk.
- an ultimate division of a common peduncle.
- one of the subordinate stalks in a branched inflorescence, bearing a single flower.
Origin of pedicel
Examples from the Web for pedicel
The fruit is comparatively large, and granulated, but not bristly, and it droops by the bending of the pedicel.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
Clusters medium in size, tapering; pedicel slender with a few small warts; brush slender, tinged with red.
The pedicel of the first cirrus is very broad, and exteriorly clothed with fine hairs: its rami are slightly unequal in length.
Clusters of medium size with from six to fifteen berries which cling well to the pedicel.
There are, also, powerful muscles giving movement to the basal segments of the pedicel of the first pair of cirri.
British Dictionary definitions for pedicel
Word Origin for pedicel
Word Origin and History for pedicel
1670s, from Modern Latin pedicellus, diminutive of pediculus (see pedicle).