peduncle

Definitions of peduncle
  1. noun
    stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
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    types:
    pedicel, pedicle
    a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
    ray
    a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
    type of:
    flower stalk, scape
    erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
  2. noun
    the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
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    type of:
    growth
    (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
  3. noun
    a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
    synonyms: cerebral peduncle
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    type of:
    nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, tract
    a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
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