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.

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