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peduncle

1. the stalk of a plant bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2. Anatomy a stalklike structure, esp a large bundle of nerve fibres within the brain
3. Pathol a slender process of tissue by which a polyp or tumour is attached to the body
4. Biology another name for pedicel

peduncle

[′pē‚dəŋ·kəl]
(anatomy)
A band of white fibers joining different portions of the brain.
(botany)
A flower-bearing stalk.
A stalk supporting the fruiting body of certain thallophytes.
(invertebrate zoology)
The stalk supporting the whole or a large part of the body of certain crinoids, brachiopods, and barnacles.
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2), and showed T2 signal change in the brainstem, cerebellar peduncles and cerebellum associated with variable enhancement on contrasted T1-weighted images.
The superior cerebellar peduncles are thickened and have an abnormal horizontal course.
Transverse sections of the brain, including cerebral cortex and corona radiata, basal nuclei, thalamus, midbrain, medulla oblongata, cerebellar peduncles, cerebellum and brainstem in all animals; the full length of the spinal cord in animals 1 and 2 (including cervical dorsal root ganglia in animal 1); and cervical cord segments only in animal 3 were processed by standard histologic techniques by using 4-[micro]m thick sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin.