petiole


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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

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petiole

[ˈpɛtɪˌəʊl] npicciolo
References in classic literature ?
In walking across these thick beds of mimosae, a broad track was marked by the change of shade, produced by the drooping of their sensitive petioles. It is easy to specify the individual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it is not possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings of wonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate the mind.
Measurements (mm) of Worker: Head length 1.6 mm; Head width 1.6 mm; Scape length 1.3 mm; Eye length 0.36 mm; Eye width 0.38 mm; Mesosoma length: 2.2 mm; Pronotum width 1 mm; Petiole length 0.2 mm; Petiole height: 0.33 mm; Petiole width 0.4 mm; Post petiole length 0.2 mm; Post petiole width 0.4 mm; Post petiole height: 0.5 mm; Gaster length: 1.60 mm; Body length 8.5 mm; Cephalic index: 100; Scape index 1: 81.25; Scape index 2: 81.25; Petiole index: 60.60; Post petiole index: 40
Petiole nitrogen was measured at early tuber bulking and at crop maturity.
A digital scale (precision of 0.001 g) was used to measure the masses and obtain the phytomass of petiole (PDP) (g), leaves (LDP) (g), stem (StDP) (g), shoots (ShDP) (g), roots (RDP) (g) and root/shoot ratio (RDP/ShDP).
The first germination count was carried out concomitantly with the germination test; the number of germinated seeds at first count was the number of germinated seeds considering those presenting protrusion of the cotyledon petiole, which was registered on the 21st DAS.
For Lahav and Turner (1983), the analysis of the petiole or the midrib may be better than that of the limbs to diagnose the P content in the banana tree.
Buntal is the fiber extracted from the petiole of the palm.
Petiole 4-10 mm long, 1(-2) mm wide, glabrous, not rugulose, with two annular glands at each node in the stipular position, glands ca.2 mm diam.
& Triana, from which it differs by the glabrous surfaces, the leaves with petiole 1.4-2 cm long and lamina elliptic to ovate, glabrous beneath, the extremely reduced subtending leaves, the calyx lobes 2.5-3.5 x 0.8-1.2 mm, the corolla glabrous, the ventral anthers barbate, and the berries white and obconic to ellipsoid (versus pubescent surfaces, leaves with petiole 2-6 cm long and lamina elliptic to narrowly obovate, puberulous beneath, the subtending leaves not greatly reduced, the calyx lobes 5-10 x 2-4 mm, the corolla densely puberulous, the ventral anthers ebarbate, and the berries pink and subglobose in B.
Number of leaflets-NLL, Rachis length-RL, Petiole width-PW, Petiole depth-PD, Leaflet length-LLL and Leaflet width-LLW were measured on 17th leaf.
Posteriorly, the plants were separated into leaves, stems + petiole, absorption roots, and tuberous roots (diameter greater than 0.5 cm).