from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the marine teleost fishes of the order Pediculati, characterized by pectoral fins extending from an armlike process and a dorsal fin ray that serves as a lure for prey.
  • n. A pediculate fish.

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  • adj. Of or relating to the Pediculati.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Pediculati.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Provided with a pedicle or pedicels; pedicellate; pedunculate.
  • Pertaining to the Pediculati, or having their characters: as, a pediculate fish.
  • n. A pediculate fish; any member of the pediculati.


From New Latin Pediculātī, order name, from Latin pediculus, diminutive of pēs, ped-, foot; see pedi-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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