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ped·i·cel  audio  (pd-sl, -sl) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Botany
    1. A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.
    2. A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
  2. See pedicle.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin pedicellus, diminutive of Latin pediculus, diminutive of ps, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
pedi·cellar  (-slr) KEY (Adjective)


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