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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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Some leaf images contain footstalks, and some kinds of leaves are similar to each other.
(4) Cut footstalks off through contour information to detect narrow parallel running chains and remove the longest chain [6, 30].