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pe·dun·cle

 (pĭ-dŭng′kəl, pē′dŭng′kəl)
n.
1. Botany The stalk of an inflorescence or a stalk bearing a solitary flower in a one-flowered inflorescence.
2. Zoology A stalklike structure in invertebrate animals, usually serving as an attachment for a larger part or structure.
3. Anatomy A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
4. Medicine The stalklike base to which a polyp or tumor is attached.

[New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·dun′cu·lar (pĭ-dŭng′kyə-lər) adj.

peduncle

(pɪˈdʌŋkəl)
n
1. (Botany) the stalk of a plant bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a stalklike structure, esp a large bundle of nerve fibres within the brain
3. (Pathology) pathol a slender process of tissue by which a polyp or tumour is attached to the body
4. (Biology) biology another name for pedicel2
[C18: from New Latin pedunculus, from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicle]
peˈduncled, peduncular adj

pe•dun•cle

(pɪˈdʌŋ kəl, ˈpi dʌŋ-)

n.
1. the stalk that supports a flower or flower cluster.
2. the stem bearing a mushroom cap.
3. any stalklike process serving as a support.
4. a band of nervous tissue connecting different parts of the brain.
[1745–55; < New Latin pedunculus= Latin ped-, s. of pēs foot + -unculus diminutive suffix, orig. of n-stems; compare carbuncle, homunculus]
pe•dun′cled, pe•dun′cu•lar (-kyə lər) adj.

pe·dun·cle

(pĭ-dŭng′kəl, pē′dŭng′kəl)
1. Botany The stalk of a single flower or flower cluster. See more at flower.
2. Zoology A stalk supporting an animal organ, such as the eyestalk of a lobster.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peduncle - the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the bodypeduncle - the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
pedunculated polyp - a polyp with a stalk or peduncle
2.peduncle - stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
flower stalk, scape - erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
pedicel, pedicle - a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
3.peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
forebrain, prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
Translations

peduncle

[pɪˈdʌŋkl] npeduncolo

pe·dun·cle

n. pedúnculo, conexión en forma de tallo.
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Wallerian degeneration of the middle cerebellar peduncle after pontine infarction: MR imaging.
His brain MRI showed atrophy of pons, medulla and cerebellum, and high signals in pons and middle cerebellar peduncle with cruciform pontine hyperintensity (hot cross bun sign) on axial T2W image (Figure-1).
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The characteristic T2 hyper intense sign in pons and middle cerebellar peduncle ("Cross sign") reflects pontocerebellar fibers degeneration and despite very suggestive of MSA it can be found in other forms of parkinsonism.
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