adjective Etymology: ultimately from Latin pediculus little foot, pedicel Date: circa 1890 of or relating to an order (Lophiiformes syn. Pediculati) of marine bony fishes (as a batfish or goosefish) with pectoral fins at the end of an armlike process and part of the dorsal fin modified into a lure • pediculate noun

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  • Pediculate — Pe*dic u*late, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Pediculati. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pediculate — [pi dik′yo͞o lit, pi dik′yo͞olāt΄] adj. [< L pediculus (see PEDICEL) + ATE1] of an angler fish, characterized by pectoral fins attached to an armlike base and a reduced dorsal fin whose first flexible ray, attached to the head, often serves as …   English World dictionary

  • pediculate — /peuh dik yeuh lit, layt /, adj. 1. of or related to the Pediculati, a group of teleost fishes, characterized by the elongated base of their pectoral fins, simulating an arm or peduncle. n. 2. a pediculate fish. [1855 60; < NL Pediculati. See… …   Universalium

  • pediculate — pe•dic•u•late [[t]pəˈdɪk yə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. 1) ich of or pertaining to the Lophiiformes (Pediculati), an order of marine fishes characterized by armlike pectoral fins and a dorsal spine modified into a lure 2) ich a pediculate fish •… …   From formal English to slang

  • pediculate — Not sessile, having a pedicle or peduncle. SYN: pedicellate, pedunculate. [L. pediculatus] * * * pe·dic·u·late (pə dikґu lāt) having a pedicle …   Medical dictionary

  • pediculate — n. possessor of a stalk like structure (Botany, Zoology) adj. having a stalk like structure (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pediculate — pe·dic·u·late …   English syllables

  • pediculate — /pəˈdɪkjələt/ (say puh dikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective 1. of or relating to the Pediculati, a group of teleost fishes, characterised by the elongated basis of their pectoral fins simulating an arm or peduncle. –noun 2. a member of this… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pediculate — I.  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ lə̇t, ˌlāt, usu d.+V adjective Etymology: New Latin pediculatus, from Latin pediculus footstalk + atus ate more at pedicle 1. : pedicellate 2. [New La …   Useful english dictionary

  • pediculate fishes — velniažuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas būrys atitikmenys: lot. Lophiiformes angl. anglerfishes; pediculate fishes rus. морские черти; удильщикообразные ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulinės žuvys siauresnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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