Alternative forms Edit
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɛd.ɪs.əl/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɛd.əˌsɛl/
pedicel (plural pedicels)
- (botany) A stalk of an individual flower (or fruit, e.g., once fertilised); a stalk bearing a single flower or spore-producing body within a cluster.
- 2004, Martine Dorais, “5: Greenhouse Tomato Fruit Cuticle Cracking”, in Jules Janick, editor, Horticultural Reviews, Volume 30, Wiley, page 170:
- Water flux through the pedicel could also be involved in tomato fruit CC.[cuticle cracking]
- (mycology) A stalk of a fungus fruiting body.
- (anatomy) A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk.
- (zoology) A narrow stalk-like body part connecting specific segments in certain insects and some other arthropods.
- Synonym: petiole
- A petiole; the connection between the thorax and abdomen of an insect of suborder Apocrita.
- The connection between the cephalothorax and abdomen of a spider.
- 1996, Michael J. Roberts, Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe, Collins, page 10:
- Spiders have the body clearly divided into two pieces which are joined by a narrow stalk, the pedicel.
- The second segment of the antenna of an insect, between the scape and the flagellum.
- (zoology) The segment of an antler that attaches to the head of a cervid.
Derived terms Edit
stalk of an individual flower
stalk-like body part
slender stalk of a fungus
See also Edit
Further reading Edit
pedicel n (plural pedicele)
Declension of pedicel