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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pe·dun·cle /ˈpiˌdʌŋkəl, pɪˈ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pe·dun·cle /ˈpɪˌdəŋkəl, pɪˈ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pe·dun·cle n.
 1. Bot. The stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits.
 Note:The ultimate divisions or branches of a peduncle are called pedicels.  In the case of a solitary flower, the stalk would be called a peduncle if the flower is large, and a pedicel if it is small or delicate.
 2. Zool. A sort of stem by which certain shells and barnacles are attached to other objects. See Illust. of Barnacle.
 3. Anat. A band of nervous or fibrous matter connecting different parts of the brain; as, the peduncles of the cerebellum; the peduncles of the pineal gland.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
      2: stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
      3: a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of
         the brain [syn: cerebral peduncle]