Origin of pedicleClassical Latin pediculus
- Biology A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part. Also called pedicel.
- Medicine a. A slender footlike or stemlike part, as at the base of a tumor.b. Part of a skin or tissue graft that is left temporarily attached to the original site.
Origin of pedicleLatin pediculus, diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see pedicel.
From Latin pedīculus ("little foot"), diminutive of pēs.