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(pɪˈdɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Pediculati, a large order of teleost fishes containing the anglers
(Animals) any fish belonging to the order Pediculati
[C19: from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicel]


(pəˈdɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

1. 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. a pediculate fish.
[1855–60; < New Latin Pediculati. See pedicle, -ate1]
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On examination of the oral cavity, a lymphangioma is typically found to be an oval, pediculate mass protruding from the surface of the palatine tonsil.
3] All of these characteristics were found in the present series of four cases, in which 100% of the patients were females, in three cases the affected area was the gingiva, and all the cases presented lesions of red color, soft pediculate consistency, spontaneous bleeding, and they were all asymptomatic.
1 cm wide ate the base, minute serrated at the margins, densely white lepidote on the abaxial surface, glabrous to glabrescente on the adaxila surface, long attenuated, much longer than the internodes, but never covering the peduncle, reducing their longitude gradually to the apex of the peducnle; primary branches numerous, ascendent , 25-35 cm long, pediculate, the pedicles flattened, 7-12 cm long, ca.