Definitions for petioleˈpɛt iˌoʊl

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  1. petiole, leafstalk(noun)

    the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. petiole(Noun)

    The stalk of a leaf, attaching the blade to the stem.

  2. petiole(Noun)

    A narrow or constricted segment of the body of an insect. Used especially to refer to the metasomal segment of Hymenoptera such as wasps.

  3. petiole(Noun)

    The stalk at the base of the nest of the paper wasp.

  4. Origin: From pétiole, and its source, petiolus, diminuitive form of pes.

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  1. Petiole(noun)

    a leafstalk; the footstalk of a leaf, connecting the blade with the stem. See Illust. of Leaf

  2. Petiole(noun)

    a stalk or peduncle

  3. Origin: [F. ptiole, fr. L. petiolus a little foot, a fruit stalk; cf. pes, pedis, a foot.]

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  1. Petiole

    In botany, the petiole is the stalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem. The petiole is the transition between the stem and the leaf blade, and usually has the same internal structure as the stem. Outgrowths appearing on each side of the petiole are called stipules. Leaves lacking a petiole are called sessile, or clasping when they partly surround the stem. Clasping leaves of the Poaceae have an extra structure called the ligule. Petiolate leaves are ones where the petiole connects to the leaf before its apex.

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