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pet·i·ole

 (pĕt′ē-ōl′)
n.
1. Botany The stalk by which a leaf is attached to a stem. Also called leafstalk.
2. Zoology A slender, stalklike part, as that connecting the thorax and abdomen in certain insects.

[Latin petiolus, variant of peciolus, little foot, fruit stalk, probably from *pediciolus, diminutive of pediculus; see pedicel.]

pet′i·oled′ adj.

petiole

(ˈpɛtɪˌəʊl)
n
1. (Botany) the stalk by which a leaf is attached to the rest of the plant
2. (Zoology) zoology a slender stalk or stem, such as the connection between the thorax and abdomen of ants
[C18: via French from Latin petiolus little foot, from pēs foot]

pet•i•ole

(ˈpɛt iˌoʊl)

n.
1. the slender stalk by which a leaf is attached to the stem; leafstalk.
2. a stalk or peduncle, as that connecting the abdomen and thorax in wasps.
[1745–55; < New Latin petiolus, Latin petiolus,peciolus, probably for *pediciolus, diminutive of pediculus pedicle]

pet·i·ole

(pĕt′ē-ōl′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petiole - the slender stem that supports the blade of a leafpetiole - the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
phyllode - an expanded petiole taking on the function of a leaf blade
Translations

petiole

nStängel m

petiole

[ˈpɛtɪˌəʊl] npicciolo
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* MTP III: the presence of at least one-third shortening of the anteroposterior distance between the epiglottic petiole and the arytenoid muscles.
Particular attention should be paid to the epiglottic petiole as avulsion of the thryoepiglottic membrane is often surgically repaired.