Pedicel meaning

pĕd'ĭ-səl, -sĕl'
A small stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence.
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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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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