Dictionary > Petiolate

Petiolate

Definition
adjective
(1) (botany) Having a petiole or leafstalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem.
(2) (entomology) Having a stalk, e.g. the slender stalk connecting the mesosoma and the gaster of certain insects, such as those in the suborder Apocrita (of the Hymenoptera, such as ants).
Supplement
In botany, flowering plants may be classified based on the presence of petiole: (1) petiolated plants and (2) sessile plants.
Word origin: from Latin petiolus (little foot), from pēs (foot)
Synonym(s):

  • petiolated
  • petioled

Compare:

  • sessile
  • See also:


    You will also like...

    Origins of Life on Earth
    Origins of Life on Earth

    Earth was created around 4.5 billion years ago and life began not long after. Primitive life likely possessed the elemen..

    river
    Running Water Freshwater Communities

    This tutorial introduces flowing water communities, which bring new and dithering factors into the equation for possible..

    human respiratory system
    Respiration

    The human respiratory system is an efficient system of inspiring and expiring respiratory gases. This tutorial provides ..

    Direct and indirect physiologic effects of growth hormone
    Animal Growth Hormones

    Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands of animals. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus are the most impor..

    Population Regulation in an Ecosystem
    Population Regulation in an Ecosystem

    With regard to the population size of a species and what factors may affect them, two factors have been defined. They ar..

    New Zealand Fauna
    New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

    Meet some of New Zealand's unique fauna, including endemic insects, frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals, and investigate..

    Related Articles...

    No related articles found

    See all Related Topics