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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Frutex 1-2 m altus, caulibus alatis, alis 1-2 mm latis, interruptis ad petiolorum bases, folia opposita, elliptica vel oblongi-elliptica, 6-9(11) cm longa, marginibus denticulatis, dentibus (18)25-30(34); capitula (3)6-10(12) in cymis, pedunculis 17-23 cm longis, phyllaria 22-24, 6.
5 cm lata, apice acuminata, basi cordata vel subcordata, trinervata, supra strigosa, infra dense hispida; capitula in inflorescentiis corymbiformibus dense aggregata, pedunculi 0.
Flores feminei 4-meri; calyx lobulis triangularibus; staminodia 8; ovarium 2-loculare, stigma 2-lobato; pedunculi fructiferi pendentes.