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pe·dun·cle / ˈpēˌdəngkəl; pəˈdəngkəl/ • n. Bot. the stalk bearing a flower or fruit, or the main stalk of an inflorescence. Compare with pedicel. ∎  Zool. a stalklike part by which an organ is attached to an animal's body, or by which a barnacle or other sedentary animal is attached to a substrate. ∎  Anat. any of several bundles of nerve fibers connecting two parts of the brain. DERIVATIVES: pe·dun·cu·lar / pəˈdəngkyələr/ adj.

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peduncle
1. The stalk by which an invertebrate is attached to the substrate.

2. In goose barnacles (Lepadidae), the stalk by which the main part of the animal (the capitulum) is attached to the substratum.

3. See CAUDAL PEDUNCLE.

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peduncle
1. The main stalk of a plant that bears the flowers, which may be solitary or grouped in an inflorescence. Compare pedicel.

2. See Brachiopoda.

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peduncle

peduncle (pi-dunk-ŭl) n. a narrow process or stalklike structure, serving as a connection or support.
pedunculated adj.

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peduncle

peduncle (bot.) stalk of flower or fruit. XVIII. — modL. pedunculus, f. L. pēs, ped- FOOT; see -UNCLE.

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peduncle

peduncle The inflorescence stalk of a plant.

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