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Pedicel

Definition

noun, plural: pedicels

(1) (botany) The stalk of a flower.

(2) (entomology) The waist of the ant bearing one or two segments and connecting the abdomen with the gaster.

(3) (arachnology) The waist of a spider that connects the cephalothorax to the abdomen.

(4) (entomology) The second segment bearing the Johnston's organ in the antenna of the insects.

(5) (zoology) Any of the small, stalk-like structures that serve to support or anchor, such as in brachiopods and certain bivalve mollusks to a substrate.

(6) (anatomy) A small, stalk-like structure that supports an organ.


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Word origin: Latin pedicellus, from pedīculus, from pēs (foot)

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Re: Spider

... In spider's bodies the usual arthropod segments are fused into two tagmata, the cephalothorax and abdomen, joined by a small, cylindrical pedicel. ==================================================== Ok, so you have proved the you can copy and paste from wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider ...

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by canalon
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:02 pm
 
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Re: Spider

... In spider's bodies the usual arthropod segments are fused into two tagmata, the cephalothorax and abdomen, joined by a small, cylindrical pedicel. ==================================================== Ok, so you have proved the you can copy and paste from wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider ...

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by MichaelXY
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:45 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Spider
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