[ ped-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈpɛd ɪ kəl /

noun Zoology.

a small stalk or stalklike support, as the connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen in certain arachnids.

Origin of pedicle

1555–65; < Latin pediculus, diminutive of pēs (stem ped-) foot. See pedi-, -cle1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pedicle

/ (ˈpɛdɪkəl) /


biology any small stalk; pedicel; peduncle

Word Origin for pedicle

C17: from Latin pedīculus small foot; see pedicel
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Medicine definitions for pedicle

[ pĕdĭ-kəl ]


A constricted portion or stalk.
A slender stalk by which the base of a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.peduncle
A stalk through which a skin flap receives its blood supply until the skin flap is transferred to its intended site of attachment.
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