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Definition of Footstalk


  1. The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.
  2. The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.
  3. The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.
  4. The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.