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Meaning of PEDUNCLE

Pronunciation:  pi'dungkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
  2. [n]  stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
  3. [n]  the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body

PEDUNCLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: flower stalk, forebrain, growth, nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, pedicel, pedicle, pedunculated polyp, prosencephalon, scape, tract



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pe*dun"cle\, n. [Formed fr. (assumed) L. pedunculus,
dim. of pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. p['e]doncule.]
1. (Bot.) The stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit
   of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits.

Note: The ultimate divisions or branches of a peduncle are
      called pedicels. In the case of a solitary flower, the
      stalk would be called a peduncle if the flower is
      large, and a pedicel if it is small or delicate.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A sort of stem by which certain shells and
   barnacles are attached to other objects. See Illust. of

3. (Anat.) A band of nervous or fibrous matter connecting
   different parts of the brain; as, the peduncles of the
   cerebellum; the peduncles of the pineal gland.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Stalk attached to a flower.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The stalk of an inflorescence; in ferns, the stalk of a sporocarp.