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pediculate

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