[ 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.
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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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Medical definitions for pediculate
[ pə-dĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′ ]
Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.
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