Pronunciation: (ped'u-sul, -sel"), [key]
a. a small stalk.
b. an ultimate division of a common peduncle.
c. one of the subordinate stalks in a branched inflorescence, bearing a single flower.
2. Zool.a pedicle or peduncle.
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