pediculate[pi dik′yo̵̅o̅ lit, -lāt′]
pediculate definition by Webster's New World
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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: ; from Classical Latin pediculus (see pedicel) plush -ate
any angler fish
pediculate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Of, relating to, or being the marine teleost fishes of the order Pediculati, characterized by pectoral fins extending from an armlike process and a dorsal fin ray that serves as a lure for prey.noun
A pediculate fish.
Origin: From New Latin Pediculātī, order name, from Latin pediculus, diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see pedi-.
pediculate - Medical Definition
Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.