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Meaning of PEDICEL

Pronunciation:  'pedisul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle

PEDICEL is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pedicle
 See Also: peduncle, ray



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ped"i*cel\, n. [F. p['e]dicelle. See {Pedicle}.]
1. (Bot.)
   (a) A stalk which supports one flower or fruit, whether
       solitary or one of many ultimate divisions of a common
       peduncle. See {Peduncle}, and Illust. of {Flower}.
   (b) A slender support of any special organ, as that of a
       capsule in mosses, an air vesicle in alg[ae], or a
       sporangium in ferns.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A slender stem by which certain of the lower
   animals or their eggs are attached. See Illust. of {Aphis

3. (Anat.)
   (a) The ventral part of each side of the neural arch
       connecting with the centrum of a vertebra.
   (b) An outgrowth of the frontal bones, which supports the
       antlers or horns in deer and allied animals.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The stalk of a flower.
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