Pronunciation: pe-dung'kel, pe'dung-kel
neuroanatomy term loosely applied to a variety of stalklike connecting structures in the brain, composed either exclusively of white matter (cerebellar peduncle) or of white and gray matter (cerebral peduncle).
[Mod. L. pedunculus, dim. of pes, foot]
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