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1A small stalk bearing an individual flower in an inflorescence.Compare with peduncle
stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reedView synonyms
- ‘Counts were made of all buds, flowers, pedicels where flowers or fruits had aborted, and fruits.’
- ‘Every inflorescence of a marked branch was individually identified with a numbered tag tied to its pedicel and its number of flowers recorded.’
- ‘The flowers, on a stout pedicel, have a 5-dentate tubular calyx.’
- ‘An umbel is an inflorescence in which a number of flower stalks or pedicels, nearly equal in length, spread from a common center.’
- ‘The pedicel of the highest open flower on each inflorescence was tagged daily with a piece of dated tape for the duration of the experiment.’
- 1.1Zoology Anatomy another term for pedicle
- ‘Near the base of the pedicel, the transverse process projects lateroventrally.’
- ‘A longitudinal crest on the medial face of each pedicel of the neural arch gives the neural canal an eight-shaped cross section in its central part.’
- ‘A few posterior dorsals have a pair of depressions ventral to the pedicel on the edge of the intervertebral face.’
- ‘They arise from a permanent bony base on the frontals called a pedicel.’
- ‘They taper to a narrow base or attachment point, which, in some specimens, has a short pedicel.’
Late 17th century: from modern Latin pedicellus small foot, diminutive of pes, ped- foot.
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