Foot"stalk` (?), n.

1. Bot.

The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.

2. Zool. (a)

The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.


The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.

3. Mach.

The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.



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