Sunday, July 12, 2009
peduncle \ˈpē-ˌdəŋ-kəl, pi-ˈ dəŋ-kəl \ noun: 1. a stalk bearing a flower or flower cluster or a fructification, 2. a narrow part by which some larger part or the whole body of an organism is attached; stalk, pedicel, 3. a narrow stalk by which a tumor or polyp is attached
Etymology: New Latin pedunculus, diminutive of Latin ped-, pes foot
Just puts a smile on your face, doesn’t it? Peduncle.