pedunculus

[pĭ-dŭngkyə-ləs]
n. pl. pe•dun•cu•li (-lī′)
  1. An anatomical stalk or stem, such as the stalklike base to which a tumor is attached to normal tissue.
  2. Any of several stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either of white matter or of white and gray matter.peduncle
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