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pe·dun·cle

 (pĭ-dŭng′kəl, pē′dŭng′kəl)
n.
1. Botany The stalk of an inflorescence or a stalk bearing a solitary flower in a one-flowered inflorescence.
2. Zoology A stalklike structure in invertebrate animals, usually serving as an attachment for a larger part or structure.
3. Anatomy A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
4. Medicine The stalklike base to which a polyp or tumor is attached.

[New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·dun′cu·lar (pĭ-dŭng′kyə-lər) adj.
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peduncle

(pɪˈdʌŋkəl)
n
1. (Botany) the stalk of a plant bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a stalklike structure, esp a large bundle of nerve fibres within the brain
3. (Pathology) pathol a slender process of tissue by which a polyp or tumour is attached to the body
4. (Biology) biology another name for pedicel2
[C18: from New Latin pedunculus, from Latin pedīculus little foot; see pedicle]
peˈduncled, peduncular adj
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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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pe·dun·cle

(pĭ-dŭng′kəl, pē′dŭng′kəl)
1. Botany The stalk of a single flower or flower cluster. See more at flower.
2. Zoology A stalk supporting an animal organ, such as the eyestalk of a lobster.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peduncle - the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the bodypeduncle - the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
pedunculated polyp - a polyp with a stalk or peduncle
2.peduncle - stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
flower stalk, scape - erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
pedicel, pedicle - a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
3.peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
forebrain, prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
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Translations

peduncle

[pɪˈdʌŋkl] npeduncolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pe·dun·cle

n. pedúnculo, conexión en forma de tallo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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IB), the central leaf veins, inflorescences, peduncles, and fruits at the beginning of development (Fig.
Background: Wallerian degeneration (WD) of bilateral middle cerebellar peduncles (MCPs) can occur following pontine infarction, but its characteristics have not yet been clarified because of the low incidence.
Repeated brain MRI showed additional bilateral and symmetric lesions in the medial cerebellar hemispheres and superior cerebellar peduncles with restricted diffusion (Figure 2).
The MRI showed atrophy of pons, cerebellum and middle cerebellar peduncles with cruciform hyperintense signals in pons (hot cross bun sign).
[1,2] JS is an autosomal recessive neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by molar tooth malformation, a complex brainstem malformation that reflects aplasia and marked hypoplasia of cerebellar vermis, thickened and elongated superior cerebellar peduncles, and deepened interpeduncular fossa that is apparent on axial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the midbrain-hindbrain junction.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Diffusion-weighted image showing high signal intensity in bilateral cerebral peduncles, with corresponding hypointensity on apparent diffusion coefficient map (b).
Additional symmetrical FLAIR hyperintensities involved the cerebellar white matter extending to the middle cerebellar peduncles (Figure 2).
Clinical diagnosis and imaging parameters (Patterns of Regional Atrophy, Signal Changes or Microstructural Changes in T2 and Flair in Basal Ganglia, Pons, Midbrain, Middle and Superior Cerebellar Peduncles and Cerebral Subcortical White Matter) are studied.
Spathes 1-3 per branch, 3.2-3.6 x 0.4-0.5 cm, herbaceous, pale-green, bivalved, one-flowered, pedunculate, peduncles 1.4-2.8 cm long; outer valve 1.7-2.5 cm long, the inner 3-3.5 cm long, both with membranous edges covered with short parallel dark-brown longitudinal glandular strips and dots in the distal third.
Inflorescences borne in pairs on older stems axillary to scars of shed leaves, never in axils of current leaves; pseudoracemes 10-16 cm long with the slender axis sericeous, without vegetative leaves below the flowers, the flowers 16-34 or more, borne proximally in pairs but distally in no consistent arrangement; proximal bracts 3-4 mm long, distal bracts 1.5-2 mm long, triangular, abaxially sericeous, adaxially glabrous, all eglandular; proximal peduncles 2-4 mm long, distal peduncles 1-1.5 mm long, sericeous; bracteoles ca.