Pedicle
Pedicle Ped"i*cle, n. [L. pediculus a little foot, dim. of pes foot: cf. F. p['e]dicule. See {edal}, and cf. {Pedicel}.] Same as {Pedicel}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pedicle — or pedicel may refer to: * Pedicle (anatomy), the segment between the transverse process and the vertebral body, and is often used as a radiographic marker and entry point in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures *Pedicle (zoology), a fleshy… …   Wikipedia

  • pedicle — 1620s, from L. pediculus “footstalk,” dim. of pedem (nom. pes) “foot” (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pedicle — [ped′i kəl] n. [L pediculus] PEDICEL …   English World dictionary

  • pedicle — 1. A constricted portion or stalk. SYN: pediculus (1) [TA]. 2. A stalk by which a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue. SYN: pedunculus [TA], peduncle (2). 3. A stalk through which a flap of …   Medical dictionary

  • pedicle — 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 …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pedicle — noun Etymology: Latin pediculus, from diminutive of ped , pes Date: 1626 1. pedicel b 2. the part of a skin or tissue graft left attached to the original site during the preliminary stages of union • pedicled adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pedicle — pedicel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pedicle — n. [L. pediculus, little foot] (BRACHIOPODA) A variously developed, tough flexible stalk protruding from the bivalve shell; functioning as a tether, a pivot around which the shell may be moved, or as a locomotory organ …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pedicle — /ped i keuhl/, n. Zool. a small stalk or stalklike support, as the connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen in certain arachnids. [1555 65; < L pediculus, dim. of pes (s. ped ) FOOT. See PEDI , CLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pedicle — noun /ˈpɛdɪkəl/ a) A fleshy line used to attach and anchor brachiopods and some bivalve molluscs to a substrate. b) The attachment point for antlers in cervids …   Wiktionary

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