- a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower.
- the stalk bearing the fruiting body in fungi.
- a stalklike structure composed of white matter, connecting various regions of the brain.
- an attachment process, as in the brachiopods.
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The peduncle is the medium of attachment to submarine substances, to which this well known tribe of shells adhere.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
Adhesions occasionally take place between the peduncle and the bracts or leaves of the plant, as in the lime-tree (fig. 7).
The leaf-sheath embracing the peduncle is longer than the lower sheaths.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
I could not detect any longitudinal muscles, and the lower part of the peduncle seems destitute of muscles of any kind.
The branching and inosculating ovarian cca form a layer, which corresponds with the mass filling up the peduncle in the Lepadid.