Peduncle meaning

pĭ-dŭngkəl, pēdŭngkəl
The stalk of an inflorescence or a stalk bearing a solitary flower in a one-flowered inflorescence.
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A stalklike structure in invertebrate animals, usually serving as an attachment for a larger part or structure.
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A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
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The stalklike base to which a polyp or tumor is attached.
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A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting various parts of the brain.
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A narrow, stalklike base of a tumor or polyp.
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A slender, stalklike part, as between the abdomen and middle section of an insect, or the stalk of a goose barnacle; pedicel.
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The stalk of an inflorescence or a stalk bearing a solitary flower in a one-flowered inflorescence.
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A stalklike structure in invertebrate animals, usually serving as an attachment for a larger part or structure.
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A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
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The stalklike base to which a polyp or tumor is attached.
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The stalk that attaches a single flower, flower cluster, or fruit to the stem.
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A stalk supporting an animal organ, such as the eyestalk of a lobster.
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A slender stalk by which the base of a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.
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Any of several stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either of white matter or of white and gray matter.
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(botany) The axis of an inflorescence; the stalk supporting an inflorescence.
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(botany) A short stalk at the base of a leaf or reproductive structure.
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(anatomy) A bundle of neurons connecting different parts of the brain.
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(anatomy) In arthropods, the base segments of an antenna.
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(anatomy) A stem attaching a mass of tissue (such as a polyp) to the body.
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(zoology) A collection of nerves in the appendage of an animal (such as the tip of a dolphin's tail).
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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