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pedicle A fleshy stalk which attaches most brachiopods (Brachiopoda) to the sea floor. It emerges either posteriorly from between the two valves of the shell or from a triangular notch (the delthyrium) in one of them. In some species it issues from a circular pedicle foramen (in the ventral valve). In other species it is either not developed or atrophied.

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pedicle (ped-ikŭl) n.
1. the narrow neck of tissue connecting some tumours to the normal tissue from which they have developed.

2. (in plastic surgery) a narrow folded tube of skin by means of which a piece of skin used for grafting remains attached to its original site.

3. (in anatomy) any slender stemlike process.

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pedicle The muscular stalk by which sessile, aquatic invertebrates are attached to their substrate.