- 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.
- a pediculate fish.
Origin of pediculate
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers
- any fish belonging to the order Pediculati
Word Origin for pediculate
C19: from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicel
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- Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.
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