- 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.
- pedro i,
- pedro ii,
- pedro juan caballero,
- peduncle of corpus callosum,
- peduncular ansa,
- pedunculate oak
Origin of peduncle
Examples from the Web for peduncle
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.
Word Origin for peduncle
1753, from Modern Latin pedunculus "footstalk," diminutive of pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).