1670s, from Modern Latin pedicellus, diminutive of pediculus (see pedicle).
pedicel ped·i·cel (pěd'ĭ-səl, -sěl')n.
A small stalk, part, or organ, especially one serving as a support.
The secondary process of a podocyte that helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle. Also called footplate, foot process.