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stalk

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1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
2. any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
3. a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles

stalk

2
the act of stalking

cauliculus, caulicole

Any one of the ornamental stalks rising between the leaves of a Corinthian or Composite capital, from which the volutes spring.
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3,4] Usually the anterior pituitary gland is absent, or attenuated and reduced in height, and the infundibular stalk may not be visible.
Axons of supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus traverse the infundibular stalk and extend into the neurohypophysis.
In four-legged animals, the infundibular stalk angles caudally, so that the pituitary gland lies in a ventral and caudal position relative to the hypothalamus.