pediculate

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

adjective

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.

noun

a pediculate fish.

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

/ (pɪˈdɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers

noun

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

pediculate

[ pə-dĭkyə-lĭt, -lāt′ ]

adj.

Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.
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