pe·dun·cle /ˈpiˌdʌŋkəl, pɪˈ/
pe·dun·cle /ˈpɪˌdəŋkəl, pɪˈ/ 名詞
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.
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]