Definition of pedicel in English:

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pedicel

Pronunciation: /ˈpedəˌsel/

noun

Botany
1A small stalk bearing an individual flower in an inflorescence. Compare with peduncle.
Example sentences
  • An umbel is an inflorescence in which a number of flower stalks or pedicels, nearly equal in length, spread from a common center.
  • Counts were made of all buds, flowers, pedicels where flowers or fruits had aborted, and fruits.
  • The pedicel of the highest open flower on each inflorescence was tagged daily with a piece of dated tape for the duration of the experiment.
1.1 Anatomy & Zoology another term for pedicle.
Example sentences
  • A few posterior dorsals have a pair of depressions ventral to the pedicel on the edge of the intervertebral face.
  • A longitudinal crest on the medial face of each pedicel of the neural arch gives the neural canal an eight-shaped cross section in its central part.
  • Near the base of the pedicel, the transverse process projects lateroventrally.

Derivatives

pedicellate

Pronunciation: /ˌpedēˈselət/
/ˌpedēˈseˌlāt/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The only pedicellate flowered species in the state, T. pusillum var. texanum, is part of the T. pusillum complex, which occurs in a series of widely disjunct populations throughout much of the southeastern United States.
  • Ear cross sections: In maize, the spikelets are arranged in pairs, one pedicellate and one sessile.
  • Amphiumas also lack external gills (while retaining one of three pairs of larval gill slits), and their teeth are pedicellate.

Origin

Late 17th century: from modern Latin pedicellus 'small foot', diminutive of pes, ped- 'foot'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ped·i·cel

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