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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
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Petiolus canaliculatus 1-5 mm longus, lamina foliaris discolora ellip tica ad subrhombica 2.3-5.3 cm longa, 1-2.2 cm lata, coriacea, utrinque glandulis punctiformibus dispersis, nerviis lateralibus 10-15 in quoque latere inconspicuis ascendentibus angulo 40-50.
The bulbus is well-developed and attaches to the alveolus by a small semicircular sclerite called a petiolus (not present in drawings) (Comstock, 1910, 1920).
Folia opposita, petiolata (petiolus breviter canalatus, glabrus, 1,5-2,5 cm longus), lamina obovata vel anguste elliptico-oblonga, integra, dentato-mucronulata vel breviter serrata, basi cuneata vel attenuata, apice acuminata, obtusata vel rotundata, 5(-7) plinervata, 6-15,5 cm longa et (2,5-)3-7,5 cm lata.