What does peduncle mean?

Definitions for pedunclepɪˈdʌŋ kəl, ˈpi dʌŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peduncle(noun)

    the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body

  2. peduncle(noun)

    stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower

  3. peduncle, cerebral peduncle(noun)

    a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain


  1. peduncle(Noun)

    The axis of an inflorescence; the stalk supporting an inflorescence.

  2. peduncle(Noun)

    A short stalk at the base of a leaf or reproductive structure.

  3. peduncle(Noun)

    A bundle of neurons connecting different parts of the brain.

  4. peduncle(Noun)

    In arthropods, the base segments of an antenna.

  5. peduncle(Noun)

    A stem attaching a mass of tissue (such as a polyp) to the body.

  6. peduncle(Noun)

    A collection of nerves in the appendage of an animal (such as the tip of a dolphin's tail).

  7. Origin: From Late Latin pedunculus, from pedis, genitive of pēs, a ‘foot’

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peduncle(noun)

    the stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits

  2. Peduncle(noun)

    a sort of stem by which certain shells and barnacles are attached to other objects. See Illust. of Barnacle

  3. Peduncle(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [Formed fr. (assumed) L. pedunculus, dim. of pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. pdoncule.]


  1. Peduncle

    In botany, a peduncle is a stem supporting an inflorescence, or after fecundation, an infructescence. The peduncle is a stem, usually green, though some peduncles are more or less florally colored or neutral in color, having no particular pigmentation. In some species, peduncles are leafless, though others bear small leaves, or even cataphylls, at nodes; such leaves generally may be regarded as bracts. The peduncle may be ramified, in which case the ramifications are called pedicels. When an unbranched peduncle has no obvious nodes, rises directly from a bulb or stem, and especially if it rises apparently directly from the ground, it commonly is referred to as a scape. The pedunculate oak owes its name to the fact that its fruits are borne on a long peduncle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peduncle

    pē-dung′kl, n. the stalk by which a cluster of flowers or leaves is joined to a twig or branch—sometimes same as pedicel—also Pedun′culus.—adjs. Pedun′cular, Pedun′culate, -d. [Fr. pedoncule—Low L. pedunculus—L. pes, pedis, the foot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peduncle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peduncle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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