pedicle

[ped-i-kuh l]

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
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pedicle

noun

biology any small stalk; pedicel; peduncle

Word Origin for pedicle

C17: from Latin pedīculus small foot; see pedicel
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Word Origin and History for pedicle
n.

"footstalk of a plant," 1620s, from Latin pediculus "footstalk, little foot," diminutive of pedem (nominative pes) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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pedicle in Medicine

pedicle

[pĕdĭ-kəl]

n.

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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