Pedicle

Definition

A pedicle is a stem or stalk of tissue that connects parts of the body to each other. The brain has many pedicles (such as the cerebral pedicle) that connect areas of the brain to each other.

Skin tags are small pieces of skin tissue that connect to the body with a pedicle.

Alternative Names

Peduncle

References

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed April 26, 2021.

Review Date: 
1/16/2021
Reviewed By: 
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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