See pedicle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Biology A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part. Also called pedicel.
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: Latin pediculus
Origin: , diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see pedicel
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