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In anatomy, the pedicle (also spelled pedicel) is the segment between the transverse process and the vertebral body. Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ... A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ...

The pedicle is often used as a radiographic marker and entry point in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures. Radiography is the creation of radiographs, photographs made by exposing a photographic film or other image receptor to X-rays. ... Vertebroplasty is a medical procedure where bone cement is percutaneously injected into a fractured vertebra in order to stabilize it. ... Kyphoplasty is a medical procedure where the original height and angle of kyphosis of a fractured vertebra (of certain types) are restored, followed by its stabilization using injected bone filler material. ...

In zoology, a pedicle is a fleshy line used to attach and anchor brachiopods and some bivalve mollusks to a substrate. Zoology (Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... Subphyla and classes See Classification Brachiopods (from Latin bracchium, arm + New Latin -poda, foot) make up one of the major animal phyla, Brachiopoda. ... Orders Subclass Protobranchia Solemyoida Nuculoida Subclass Pteriomorphia - oysters Arcoida Mytiloida Pterioida Subclass Paleoheterodonta - mussels Trigoinoida Unionoida Subclass Heterodonta - clams, zebra mussels Veneroida Myoida Subclass Anomalosdesmata Pholadomyoida Animals of the Class Bivalvia are known as bivalves because they typically have two-part shells, with both parts being more or less symmetrical. ... Classes Caudofoveata Aplacophora Polyplacophora - Chitons Monoplacophora Bivalvia - Bivalves Scaphopoda - Tusk shells Gastropoda - Snails and Slugs Cephalopoda - Squids, Octopuses, etc. ...

In botany, a pedicel is the stalk of an individual flower. Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... California Poppies in flower Flower (Latin flos, floris; French fleur), a term popularly used for the bloom or blossom of a plant, is the reproductive structure of those plants classified as angiosperms (flowering plants; Division Magnoliophyta). ...

In cervids the pedicle is the attachment point for antlers. Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. ... For the Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, see Antler (Poet). ...

In entomology, pedicel is the second segment of the antenna in the Class Insecta, where the Johnston's organ is found. Entomology is the scientific study of insects. ... In biology, antenna (plural: antennae) refers to the sensing organs of several arthropods. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... The Johnstons organ is a collection of sensory cells found in the pedicel (the second segment) of the antennae in the Class Insecta. ...

Also, pedicel is the stem formed by a resticted abdominal segment which connects the thorax with the gaster (the remaining abdominal segments) in the Order Hymenoptera Diagram of a tsetse fly, showing the head, thorax and abdomen The thorax is a division of an animals body that lies between the head and the abdomen. ... Suborders Apocrita Symphyta Many families, see article Hymenoptera is one of the larger orders of Insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. ...

See also

it is the penis of a flower A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ... In biology, the skeleton or skeletal system is the biological system providing support in living organisms. ...

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The indications for superior pedicle reduction are the general indications for breast reduction, which are well-described as stigmata of macromastia.
The pedicle soft tissue bulk is transposed superomedially and secured in position by intraparenchymal suturing to unify the medial (the now transposed lower pedicle border) and lateral (the thicker portion of the lateral breast flap) pillars.
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