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pe·dic·u·lar 1

Of, relating to, or caused by lice.

[Latin pēdiculāris, from pēdiculus, diminutive of pēdis, louse; see pezd- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·dic·u·lar 2

Of or relating to a pedicle.


1. (Pathology) relating to, infested with, or caused by lice
2. (Biology) biology of or relating to a stem, stalk, or pedicle
[C17: from Latin pedīculāris, from pedīculus, diminutive of pedis louse]


(pəˈdɪk yə lər)

of or pertaining to lice.
[1650–60; < Latin pēdiculāris, derivative of pēdiculus, diminutive of pēdis louse; see -cule1, -ar1]
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PediGuard is a handheld device capable of alerting surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches.
A possible explanation is that these larger core sizes were due to removing the trocar too soon, thereby sampling a greater proportion of healthy pedicular bone.
Repair of defects in spondylolysis by segmental pedicular screw hook fixation.
4,5) If symptomatic, a vertebrectomy with fusion of the bodies and support by posterior pedicular instrumentation is usually sufficient to provide pain relief.
The insertion of pedicular screw, used for fixation and stabilization of the spine and for enhancing the long-term biological fusion by holding bony structures together, poses specific problems to spine surgeons mainly due to the difficulty of accurately inserting the screw without damaging the pedicle.
It is now possible to insert morselized particles of bone allograft into a compressed vertebra utilizing a percutaneous, unilateral, para pedicular approach with a moderate-sized coaxial cannula system.
PediGuard is the first patented, wireless, handheld instrument capable of accurately detecting changes in tissue type, thus alerting surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches during pedicle screw site preparation.
The shrew delivered a series of rapid bites to the membranous region between the pedicular plate and the telson (stinger), severing the telson from the body.