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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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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.
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