ped·i·cel (pĕdĭ-səl, -sĕl′)
a. A small stalk or stalklike part bearing a single flower in an inflorescence.
b. A support for a fern sporangium or moss capsule.
2. See pedicle.
[New Latin pedicellus, diminutive of Latin pediculus, diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ped′i·cellar (-sĕlər) adj.
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