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Pronunciation: ped'i-kel


  1. A constricted portion or stalk.
  2. A stalk by which a nonsessile tumor is attached to normal tissue.
  3. A stalk through which a flap of tissue is vascularized, permitting transfer to another site.

Synonym(s): pediculus1TA

[L. pediculus, dim. of pes, foot]

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