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Petiole

Petiole

[pet-ee-ohl]
Petiole may refer to:

  • Petiole (botany), the stalk of a leaf, attaching the blade to the stem; petiolate leaves are ones where the tendril connects to the leaf before its apex
  • Petiole (insect) (also erroneously called a pedicel), the constricted first (and sometimes second) metasomal segment
  • Petiole (nest) is the supporting stalk of an insect nest such as a paper wasp nest

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