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pedicel

[ped-uh-suh l, -sel] /ˈpɛd ə səl, -ˌsɛl/
noun
1.
Botany.
  1. a small stalk.
  2. an ultimate division of a common peduncle.
  3. one of the subordinate stalks in a branched inflorescence, bearing a single flower.
2.
Zoology. a pedicle or peduncle.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < New Latin pedicellus, diminutive of Latin pediculus a little foot. See pedicle
Related forms
pedicellar
[ped-uh-sel-er] /ˌpɛd əˈsɛl ər/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pedicellar

pedicel

/ˈpɛdɪˌsɛl/
noun
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
Derived Forms
pedicellate (pɪˈdɪsɪˌleɪt) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin pedicellus, from Latin pedīculus, from pēs foot
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Word Origin and History for pedicellar

pedicel

n.

1670s, from Modern Latin pedicellus, diminutive of pediculus (see pedicle).

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pedicellar in Medicine

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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pedicellar in Science
pedicel
  (pěd'ĭ-səl)   
A small stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence.
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