A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
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Peduncle — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The ultimate… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
peduncle — 1753, from Mod.L. pedunculus вЂњfootstalk,вЂќ dim. of pes (gen. pedis) вЂњfootвЂќ (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) … Etymology dictionary
peduncle — [pē duŋ′kəl, pē′duŋ΄kəl] n. [ModL pedunculus, dim. of L pes (gen. pedis), FOOT] 1. Anat. a stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting various parts of the brain 2. Bot. a) the stalk of a flower cluster or inflorescence b) the stalk of a solitary … English World dictionary
peduncle — A stalk like structure [AHD]. Basal portion of certain appendages; also fleshy part of body in some cirripeds (Lepadomorpha), between capitulum and attachment to substrate with or without armor of chitinous or calcareous beads, scales, or… … Crustacea glossary
Peduncle — The term peduncle has several meanings:*Peduncle (botany), a stalk supporting an inflorescence *Cerebral peduncle, a band of neurons, resembling a stalk, which connect varied parts of the brain ** In insect brains, the peduncle connects the lobes … Wikipedia
peduncle — 1. In neuroanatomy, term loosely applied to a variety of stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either exclusively of white matter ( e.g., cerebellar p.) or of white and gray matter ( e.g., cerebral p … Medical dictionary
peduncle — 1) caudal peduncle, pedicel (the wrist like portion of the posterior part of the body between the end of the anal fin and the base of the caudal fin. Its length is measured between the insertion of the anal fin and the caudal flexure (the fold… … Dictionary of ichthyology
peduncle — noun a) The axis of an inflorescence; the stalk supporting an inflorescence. On fertilization, the archegonia form obyriform calyptrae that are distinctly narrowed at base to form a stalk or peduncle; this does not occur in other Hepaticae. b) A… … Wiktionary
peduncle — n. a narrow process or stalklike structure, serving as a support or a connection. For example, the middle cerebellar peduncle connects the pons and cerebellum … The new mediacal dictionary
peduncle — noun Etymology: New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin ped , pes Date: circa 1753 1. a stalk bearing a flower or flower cluster or a fructification 2. a narrow part by which some larger part or the whole body of an organism is attached ; stalk … New Collegiate Dictionary