Pedicle meaning

pĕdĭ-kəl
A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part.
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A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part.
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(zoology) A fleshy line used to attach and anchor brachiopods and some bivalve molluscs to a substrate.
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(zoology) The attachment point for antlers in cervids.
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A stalk that attaches a tumour to normal tissue.
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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