[ puh-dik-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ pəˈdɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. pedicellate,
  2. pedicellation,
  3. pedicle,
  4. pedicle flap,
  5. pedicular,
  6. pediculation,
  7. pediculicide,
  8. pediculosis,
  9. pediculous,
  10. pediculus

Origin of pediculate

From the New Latin word Pediculati, dating back to 1855–60. See pedicle, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pediculate


/ (pɪˈdɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /


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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Medicine definitions for pediculate


[ pə-dĭkyə-lĭt, -lāt′ ]


Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.

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