Pedicle (anatomy)

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In zoology, the pedicle refers to a fleshy line brachiopods and some bivalve mollusks use to attach and anchor to a substrate. In brachiopods, the pedicle emerges from a pedicle opening. Some brachiopods do not have a functional pedicle, and thus do not have this pedicle opening.[1]

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  1. ^ Wells, Roger M. "BRACHIOPODA MORPHOLOGY AND ECOLOGY". Invertebrate Paleontology Tutorial. State University of New York College at Courtland. Retrieved 6 March 2010.