pediculate

pediculate

[puh-dik-yuh-lit, -leyt]
adjective
1.
of or related to the Pediculati, a group of teleost fishes, characterized by the elongated base of their pectoral fins, simulating an arm or peduncle.
noun
2.
a pediculate fish.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin Pediculati. See pedicle, -ate1

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pediculate (pɪˈdɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers
 
n
2.  any fish belonging to the order Pediculati
 
[C19: from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicel]

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pediculate pe·dic·u·late (pə-dĭk'yə-lĭt, -lāt')
adj.
Having a pedicle or peduncle; not sessile; pedunculate.

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