- the stalk of a single flower, fruit, leaf, etc.
- the stalk of a grass spikelet
- a small, stalklike structure or support, as the stalk of a sessile organism or the second segment of an insect's antenna
- a small, footlike organ or part
Origin of pedicelModern Latin pedicellus, diminutive of Classical Latin pediculus, diminutive of pes (gen. pedis), foot
- Botany a. A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.b. A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
- See pedicle.
Origin of pedicelNew Latin pedicellus diminutive of Latin pediculus diminutive of pēs ped- foot ; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
- (botany) A stalk of individual flower; a stalk bearing a single flower or spore-producing body within a cluster.
- (anatomy) A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk.
- (zoology) A narrow stalk-like body part in insects and other arthropods, used in various specific senses.
- (mycology) a slender stalk