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Definition of: pedicel

(pedə·səl) noun
1. Bot. a The stalk supporting a single flower in an inflorescence composed of flowers arranged upon a common peduncle. b A small or delicate support of various special organs, as of a sporangium in ferns or a capsule in mosses.
2. Entomol. A stalk or supporting part, as the second segment of the antenna of an insect, between the scape and the funicle.
3. Zool. An ambulacral sucker in an echinoderm. [<NL pedicellus, dim. of L pediculus, dim. of pes, pedis a foot]
—ped
i·cel′lar (-selər) adjective

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