Pedicle Definition

pĕdĭ-kəl
noun
A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part.
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Webster's New World
A slender footlike or stemlike part, as at the base of a tumor.
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Part of a skin or tissue graft that is left temporarily attached to the original site.
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(zoology) A fleshy line used to attach and anchor brachiopods and some bivalve molluscs to a substrate.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
pedicel
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Other Word Forms of Pedicle

Noun

Singular:
pedicle
Plural:
pedicles

Origin of Pedicle

  • Latin pediculus diminutive of pēs ped- foot pedicel

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

  • From Latin pedÄ«culus ("little foot"), diminutive of pÄ“s.

    From Wiktionary

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