Any of several stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either of white matter or of white and gray matter.
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Other Word Forms of Peduncle
Origin of Peduncle
New Latin pedunculusdiminutive of Latin pēsped-footped- in Indo-European roots
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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.
Through the foramen passes a peduncle, by which the animal is in many species attached to submarine objects during at least a portion of its existence.
Hancock, Gratiolet and others to be connected with the opening and closing of the valves, or with their attachment to or movements upon the peduncle.