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  • n. Plural form of peduncle.


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  • If McCain's brain was x-rayed, it would reveal Obama sitting comfortably upon McCain's cerebral peduncles.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • These peduncles must often be longer than the depth of the water to accommodate changes in water level and water velocity (in flowing waters).


  • Floating-leaved species are ordinarily fertilized in the same manner as emergents, with their chief adaptation to the aquatic environment being the production of long peduncles (flower stalks) capable of lifting the flower above the water (e.g. Nymphaea).


  • M. O'BRIEN: Very good peduncles in Rhode Island, yes.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2006

  • The hypothesis that actinistians are the sister group of lungfishes is the most corroborated, based on five possible synapomorphies: presence of a superficial isthmal nucleus, a laminated dorsal thalamus with marked protrusion into the third ventricle, olfactory peduncles, evaginated cerebral hemispheres with pronounced septum ependymale, and electroreceptive rostral organs.

    Panderichthys rhombolepis - The Panda's Thumb

  • ALOPECUROIDEUM, with heads of flowers nearly five inches long; an eucalyptus near E. PULVERULENTA, but having more slender peduncles;

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Inflorescence borne on the leaf axils with only a few (1-3) small yellow flowers whose short, hairy peduncles bend downwards and into the soil, thus the fruits (pods) develop underground.

    Chapter 7

  • Originally excavated in 1966 by University of Michigan archaeologist Kent Flannery, then at the Smithsonian, the Guilá Naquitz (White Cliff) Cave revealed evidence of human occupation dating back 10,000 years; finds included squash seeds, rind fragments, and peduncles, or stems.

    Earliest Agriculture in the New World

  • The flowers are inconspicuous, usually white or cream and pedunculate, ascending or erect, corymbose cymes, collected into a terminal leafless panicle, or the lower peduncles arising from the axis of reduced leaves.

    Chapter 17

  • The conspicuous flowers are mauvish-pink, purple or greenish-white in colour, about 2.5 cm in length and borne on stout axilliary peduncles.

    Chapter 6


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