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.

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

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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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