pedicel definition

  • noun:
    • Botany a little stalk or stalklike part bearing just one flower in an inflorescence.
    • Botany A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
    • See pedicle.
    • A stalk of specific flower; a stalk bearing an individual rose or spore-producing human anatomy within a cluster.
    • A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk.
    • A narrow stalk-like body part in bugs and other arthropods, utilized in various particular sensory faculties.
    • a slender stalk
    • A stalk which aids one flower or fruit, whether solitary or among the many ultimate divisions of a typical peduncle. See peduncle, and Illust. of rose.
    • A slender support of any special organ, as that of a capsule in mosses, an air vesicle in algæ, or a sporangium in ferns.
    • A slender stem where specific associated with the lower creatures or their eggs are connected. See Illust. of Aphis lion.
    • The ventral part of each region of the neural arch linking with the centrum of a vertebra.
    • An outgrowth of the frontal bones, which supports the antlers or horns in deer and allied animals.
    • In botany, the greatest unit of a common peduncle; the stalk that supports one rose only when there are many on a peduncle.
    • In zoology and physiology, some foot or foot-like component; a footlet; a footstalk, pedicle, or peduncle.
    • a little stalk bearing an individual flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle

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