Peduncle Definition

pĭ-dŭngkəl, pēdŭngkəl
noun
The stalk of a flower cluster or inflorescence.
Webster's New World
A stalklike structure in invertebrate animals, usually serving as an attachment for a larger part or structure.
American Heritage Medicine
A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting various parts of the brain.
Webster's New World
The stalk of a solitary flower which is regarded as a reduced inflorescence, as in the narcissus.
Webster's New World
A narrow, stalklike base of a tumor or polyp.
Webster's New World
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Any of several stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either of white matter or of white and gray matter.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Peduncle

Noun

Singular:
peduncle
Plural:
peduncles

Origin of Peduncle

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

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

  • From Late Latin pedunculus, from Latin pedis, genitive of pÄ“s, a "˜foot'

    From Wiktionary

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