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From post-classical Latin pedicellus, from Latin pediculus.

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pedicel (plural pedicels)

  1. (botany) A stalk of individual flower; a stalk bearing a single flower or spore-producing body within a cluster.
  2. (anatomy) A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk.
  3. (zoology) A narrow stalk-like body part in insects and other arthropods, used in various specific senses.
    • 1996: Spiders have the body clearly divided into two pieces which are joined by a narrow stalk, the pedicel. — Michael J. Roberts, Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe (Collins 1996, p. 10)
  4. (mycology) a slender stalk

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(stalk of individual flower): footstalk, strig

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