pediculate[pi dik′yo̵̅o̅ lit, -lāt′]
of an angler fish, characterized by pectoral fins attached to an armlike base and a reduced dorsal fin whose first flexible ray, attached to the head, often serves as a lure
Origin of pediculate; from Classical Latin pediculus (see pedicel) + -ate
any angler fish
- (zoology) Of or relating to the Pediculati.