American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Biology A small stalk or stalklike structure, especially one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part. Also called pedicel.
- n. Medicine A slender footlike or stemlike part, as at the base of a tumor.
- n. Medicine Part of a skin or tissue graft that is left temporarily attached to the original site.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A foot-iron. Compare manacle (originally manicle).
- n. A pedicel or peduncle.
- n. Specifically — The bony process supporting the antler of the Cervidæ, or deer family.
- n. The foot of the neural arch of a vertebra, usually a contracted part of such an arch (in comparison with its lamina), whereby the arch joins the body or centrum of the vertebra. The pedicles of any two contiguous vertebræ circumscribe the intervertebral foramina for the exit of spinal nerves. Synonyms See peduncle.
- n. zoology A fleshy line used to attach and anchor brachiopods and some bivalve molluscs to a substrate.
- n. zoology The attachment point for antlers in cervids.
- n. A stalk that attaches a tumour to normal tissue
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as pedicel.
- n. a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle
- From Latin pedīculus ("little foot"), diminutive of pēs. (Wiktionary)
- Latin pediculus, diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see pedicel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The screws used to drill into bone, known as pedicle screws, sell for $1,000 to $2,000 apiece but cost less than $100 to make.”
“Jerdon gives the size of the horn 8 to 10 inches, but in this he doubtless included the pedicle, which is about 5 inches, and the horns, from 2 to 5 inches.”
“One of the ends is lengthened out into a neck or pedicle, which is as long as the egg proper.”
“The screws used to drill into bone, known as pedicle screws, sell for $1,000 to $2,000 apiece but cost less than $100”
“These two body segments are connected with a small waist called the pedicle or the pregenital somite.”
“The ureter as a pedicle for construction of a ureteral urethra: The Double Tunnel.”
“The abdominal tissue is tunneled underneath the skin to the chest (pedicle flap), or surgically transplanted there utilizing a microscope (free flap).”
“I want to emphasize, though, that patients who have clear indications for surgery do benefit from the many advances in technology that have occurred in our field, including pedicle screw fusion constructs.”
“Dr. Foley's attorney, Buckner Wellford, said there was no reason for Dr. Foley to disclose his Medtronic relationship to Mr. Roberson because the pedicle screws he used in the surgery, though made by Medtronic, weren't invented by Dr. Foley and earned him no royalties.”
“I live in Orange County, CA, and I had a multilevel lumbar fusion with pedicle screw fixation in January, at a hospital that closed (I was the last patient out).”
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