pedicellar

pedicel

[ped-uh-suhl, -sel]
noun
1.
Botany.
a.
a small stalk.
b.
an ultimate division of a common peduncle.
c.
one of the subordinate stalks in a branched inflorescence, bearing a single flower.
2.
Zoology. a pedicle or peduncle.

Origin:
1670–80; < Neo-Latin pedicellus, diminutive of Latin pediculus a little foot. See pedicle

pedicellar [ped-uh-sel-er] , adjective
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pedicel (ˈpɛdɪˌsɛl)
 
n
1.  the stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence
2.  biology Also called: peduncle any short stalk bearing an organ or organism
3.  the second segment of an insect's antenna
 
[C17: from New Latin pedicellus, from Latin pedīculus, from pēs foot]
 
pedicellate
 
adj

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pedicel ped·i·cel (pěd'ĭ-səl, -sěl')
n.

  1. A small stalk, part, or organ, especially one serving as a support.

  2. The secondary process of a podocyte that helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle. Also called footplate, foot process.


ped'i·cel'lar (-sěl'ər) adj.
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pedicel   (pěd'ĭ-səl)  Pronunciation Key 
A small stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence.
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