Definition of Pedicel

1. Noun. A small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle.

Exact synonyms: Pedicle
Specialized synonyms: Ray
Generic synonyms: Peduncle

Definition of Pedicel

1. n. A stalk which supports one flower or fruit, whether solitary or one of many ultimate divisions of a common peduncle. See Peduncle, and Illust. of Flower.

Definition of Pedicel

1. Noun. (botany) A stalk of individual flower; a stalk bearing a single flower or spore-producing body within a cluster. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A stalk-shaped body part; an anatomical part that resembles a stem or stalk. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A narrow stalk-like body part in insects and other arthropods, used in various specific senses. ¹

4. Noun. (context: mycology) a slender stalk ¹

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Definition of Pedicel

1. a slender basal part of an organism [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pedicel

1. The stalk of a flower. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pedicel

pediatric medicine
pedicel (current term)
pedicle flap
pedicle graft
pedicle of arch of vertebra

Literary usage of Pedicel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Capsule oblong-cylindric, on a rarely curved pedicel, with a narrow beaked ... Stems 2 to 4 inches long, naked below : leaves spreading : pedicel rather the ..."

2. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"in the short pedicel, and the quadrate ... on the other hand, in the short pedicel of the narrowly oval or subcylindrical capsule this species resembles the ..."

3. A Text-book of Grasses with Especial Reference to the Economic Species of by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1914)
"In many species of Eragrostis the rachilla remains attached to the pedicel and the lemmas fall away. The pedicel is sometimes differently developed in the ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Autogamy resulting from an inflection of the pedicel accompanied by spiral ... The pedicel curves over downwards and presses the flower against the ground, ..."

5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1914)
"Reddish yellow; head and thorax a little darker than the pedicel, ... head of worker from above; b, profile of thorax and pedicel of worker. ..."

6. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1831)
"Flowers geminate, on a bifid pedicel. Bracts very small. Perianth 4-leaved, leaflets revolute, dilated, and stamen-bearing at the summit. ..."

7. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"Scape 2-3 in. ; bracts setaceous, pedicel ... Scape J—| in., bracu ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the slender ¡ in. long pedicel; flowers J ill. l»u?, ..."

8. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1886)
"The contracted body is ovate, and the pedicel is then invaginate within the posterior extremity, this margin of the zooid coming into actual contact with ..."

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