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A supporting stalk, such as a peduncle or pedicel.
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(Biology) a small supporting stalk in animals and plants; a pedicel, peduncle, or pedicle
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a pedicel.
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Regarding to the results, there were very low pain in footstalk, ankle & knees [24%] that are because of movement & using footrest.
Hence, we were engaged with the quantitative model, where the footstalk was approximated with an infinite cylinder.
149), in his Shuowen jeizi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], claimed that [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is equivalent to [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], meaning "to look into, examine." In a similar vein, later interpreters, influenced by the existence of the character [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] identified [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as a pictograph of the peduncle or footstalk of a plant.