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Meaning of petiole

pet•i•ole

Pronunciation: (pet'ē-ōl"), [key]
— n.
  1. the slender stalk by which a leaf is attached to the stem; leafstalk. See diag. under
  2. a stalk or peduncle, as that connecting the abdomen and thorax in wasps.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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