peduncle

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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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Spikelets 25-200 per inflorescence, not more than 15% peduncled, linear-ellipsoid, 4-9.
3-1 mm long), often other spikelets peduncled, forming 2-3 subcontiguous fascicles, the peduncle ascending, compressed-trigonous to more or less terete, smooth or slightly antrorsely scabrous distally; the complete inflorescence 0.
highly compound bisexual spikes with the peduncles of the primary axes subtended by cladoprophylls, but with secondary and tertiary floral aggregations associated with utricle-like inflorescence prophylls]; (2) Carex (mostly tristigmatic flowers, peduncled unisexual spikes with the peduncle of at least the lowest spike subtended by a scale-like or ocreaform cladoprophyll); (3) Vignea (P.