Definition of Peduncle

1. Noun. The thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body.

Generic synonyms: Growth
Group relationships: Pedunculated Polyp

2. Noun. Stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower.
Generic synonyms: Flower Stalk, Scape
Specialized synonyms: Pedicel, Pedicle

3. Noun. A bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain.
Exact synonyms: Cerebral Peduncle
Generic synonyms: Nerve Pathway, Nerve Tract, Pathway, Tract
Group relationships: Forebrain, Prosencephalon

Definition of Peduncle

1. n. The stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits.

Definition of Peduncle

1. Noun. (botany) The axis of an inflorescence; the stalk supporting an inflorescence. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A short stalk at the base of a leaf or reproductive structure. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) A bundle of neurons connecting different parts of the brain. ¹

4. Noun. (anatomy) In arthropods, the base segments of an antenna. ¹

5. Noun. (anatomy) A stem attaching a mass of tissue (such as a polyp) to the body. ¹

6. Noun. (zoology) A collection of nerves in the appendage of an animal (such as the tip of a dolphin's tail). ¹

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Definition of Peduncle

1. a flower stalk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Peduncle

1. The stalk of an inflorescence, in ferns, the stalk of a sporocarp. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peduncle

peduncle (current term)
peduncle of corpus callosum
peduncle of flocculus
peduncle of mamillary body
peduncular ansa
peduncular loop
peduncular veins
pedunculate oak
pedunculated hydatid

Literary usage of Peduncle

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

1. Guayule (Parthenium Argentatum Gray): A Rubber-Plant of the Chihuahuan Desert by Francis Ernest Lloyd (1911)
"CANALS IN THE peduncle. It has already been pointed out that the inflorescence is terminal; the peduncle is therefore the morphological chief shoot. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"M. makes the diagnosis of a lesion, probably tubercle of the basis, compressing first the left optic tract, then the peduncle. The points which speak in ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Recog- nln* "" own llfe nized at a glance by its short, very stout peduncle and very large acuminate Ivs., with a distinctly ciliated edge. ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Ivs. 4, placed whorl-like at middle of at., linear-lanceolate, recurved, obscurely bristly, ciliate on margin, otherwise glabrous: peduncle glabrous: ..."

5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1865)
"Length of lower or outer antennae, bot less than 0-38 inch, (probably mo'e), of which the peduncle forms 0-15 inch ; do. of inner, near 0-40 inch. ..."

6. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphipodous Crustacea in the Collection of the by Charles Spence Bate (1862)
"Inferior antennae three-fourths as long as the superior, having the peduncle nearly as long again as the peduncle of the superior ; flagellum scarcely ..."

7. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"Jt. a single erect orthotropous ovule, terminating a short peduncle clothed with imbricating scales, ..."

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