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pediculate

[puh-dik-yuh-lit, -leyt]
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adjective
  1. of or related to the Pediculati, a group of teleost fishes, characterized by the elongated base of their pectoral fins, simulating an arm or peduncle.
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noun
  1. a pediculate fish.
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Origin of pediculate

From the New Latin word Pediculati, dating back to 1855–60. See pedicle, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for pediculate

pediculate

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers
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noun
  1. any fish belonging to the order Pediculati
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicel
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pediculate in Medicine

pediculate

(pə-dĭkyə-lĭt, -lāt′)
adj.
  1. Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.
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