Pedicel definition

pĕdĭ-səl, -sĕl
A small stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence.
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A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.
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A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
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The stalk of a single flower, fruit, leaf, etc.
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The stalk of a grass spikelet.
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A small, stalklike structure or support, as the stalk of a sessile organism or the second segment of an insect's antenna.
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A small, footlike organ or part.
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A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.
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A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
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(botany) A stalk of individual flower; a stalk bearing a single flower or spore-producing body within a cluster.
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(anatomy) A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk.
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(zoology) A narrow stalk-like body part in insects and other arthropods, used in various specific senses.
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(mycology) A slender stalk.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pedicel
Plural:
pedicels

Origin of pedicel

  • New Latin pedicellus diminutive of Latin pediculus diminutive of pēs ped- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From post-classical Latin pedicellus, from Latin pediculus.

    From Wiktionary