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ped·i·cle

 (pĕd′ĭ-kəl)
n.
1. Biology A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part. Also called pedicel.
2. Medicine
a. A slender footlike or stemlike part, as at the base of a tumor.
b. Part of a skin or tissue graft that is left temporarily attached to the original site.

[Latin pediculus, diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see pedicel.]
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pedicle

(ˈpɛdɪkəl)
n
(Biology) biology any small stalk; pedicel; peduncle
[C17: from Latin pedīculus small foot; see pedicel]
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedicle - a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescencepedicle - a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
ray - a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
peduncle - stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
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Translations

ped·i·cle

n. pedículo, porción estrecha que conecta un tumor o colgajo con su base.
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Osteosynthesis of thoraco-lumbar spine fractures with metal plates screwed through the vertebral pedicles. Reconstr Surg Traumatol.
Fibularis longus muscle was dissected to identify the arterial pedicles that supply the fibularis brevis muscle, and then it was removed to expose the whole length of the fibularis brevis muscle.
The vertebral corpus was entered through both pedicles of T4 with a sterile technique.
Further investigation using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed bone oedema of the T6, T7 and T8 pedicles and superior articular processes with early degenerative disc disease at the cervico-thoracic junction (Fig.
The osteotomy was initiated by probing the pedicles of the osteotomized vertebrae on both sides using a pedicle probe.
Classically, the Chance fracture is a pure-bone injury without ligamentous injury comprising a fracture line through the spinous process, laminae, transverse processes, pedicles, and into the vertebral body.
Two pedicles were created as anterior and posterior (Figure 2b).
For single-port spay, 0 operative telescope provided limited view of the pedicles and no instrument triangulation (MOTTIN, 2014).
Despite poorly understanding the vascular supply to the NAC, clearly the consensus was that its survival was dependent on the medially and laterally based vascular pedicles. The blood supply to the breast skin was also poorly understood as May in 1943 intimated that the NAC survived on primarily the dermal vessels rather than the subdermal plexus.
The pedicle screws were placed in the right pedicles of the L4 and L5 vertebrae (the entry point of each screw was the traditional entry point, and the screws were inserted at a 15[degrees] angle with the sagittal plane; Figure 2).
For this reason, study of morphometry of pedicles is of special significance as dimensions of pedicle become pivotal information for selection of screw in fixation.