(anatomy) A stem attaching a mass of tissue (such as a polyp) to the body.
(zoology) A collection of nerves in the appendage of an animal (such as the tip of a dolphin's tail).
Origin of peduncle
New Latin pedunculusdiminutive of Latin pēsped-footped- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Latin pedunculus, from Latinpedis, genitive of pÄ“s, a "˜foot'
Peduncle Sentence Examples
The lime trees, species of Tilia, are familiar timber trees with sweet-scented, honeyed flowers, which are borne on a common peduncle proceeding from the middle of a long bract.
The other extreme end closes, but the invaginated endoderm cells remain in continuity with this extremity of the blastopore, and form the " rectal peduncle " or " pedicle of invagination " of Lankester, although the endoderm cells retain no contact with the middle region of the now closed-up blastopore.
To the right (in the figure) of the rectal peduncle is seen the deeply invaginated shell-gland ss, with a secretion sh protruding from it.