Peduncular

peduncle

[pi-duhng-kuhl, pee-duhng-]
noun
1.
Botany.
a.
a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower.
b.
the stalk bearing the fruiting body in fungi.
2.
Zoology. a stalk or stem; a stalklike part or structure.
3.
Anatomy.
a.
a stalklike structure composed of white matter, connecting various regions of the brain.
b.
an attachment process, as in the brachiopods.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin pedunculus, equivalent to Latin ped-, stem of pēs foot + -unculus diminutive suffix, orig. of n-stems; cf. carbuncle, homunculus

peduncled, peduncular [pi-duhng-kyuh-ler] , adjective
interpeduncular, adjective
postpeduncular, adjective
prepeduncle, noun
subpeduncle, noun
subpeduncled, adjective
subpeduncular, adjective
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peduncle (pɪˈdʌŋkəl)
 
n
1.  the stalk of a plant bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2.  anatomy a stalklike structure, esp a large bundle of nerve fibres within the brain
3.  pathol a slender process of tissue by which a polyp or tumour is attached to the body
4.  biology another name for pedicel
 
[C18: from New Latin pedunculus, from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicle]
 
pe'duncled
 
adj
 
peduncular
 
adj

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peduncle pe·dun·cle (pĭ-dŭng'kəl, pē'dŭng'kəl)
n.

  1. See pedicle.

  2. See pedunculus.


pe·dun'cu·lar (pĭ-dŭng'kyə-lər) adj.
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peduncle   (pĭ-dŭng'kəl, pē'dŭng'kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The stalk that attaches a single flower, flower cluster, or fruit to the stem. See more at flower.

  2. A stalk supporting an animal organ, such as the eyestalk of a lobster.

  3. A slender stalk by which the base of a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.

  4. Any of several stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either of white matter or of white and gray matter.


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