The second second word of the week.
This week’s second word is peduncle.
Pronounced – Peh DUN kill
Meaning – a stalk, stem or attachment.
Origin – from the Latin word pedunculus meaning little foot.
Example usage – The caudal peduncle is the term used to describe the tail stem of a fish. That is the part where the tail joins to the main body.
Trivia – The little stem found on fruit such as apples and cherries is also called a peduncle.