peduncle: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pi-dung'kul, pē'dung-), [key]
— n.
    1. a flower stalk, supporting either a cluster or a solitary flower.
    2. the stalk bearing the fruiting body in fungi.
  1. a stalk or stem; a stalklike part or structure.
    1. a stalklike structure composed of white matter, connecting various regions of the brain.
    2. an attachment process, as in the brachiopods.
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