From ZooTerms (Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology)
stalk or stem supporting an organ or other structure.pedicel (noun; Latin pediculus, little foot): 1. Any small or short
3. (Arthropoda: Insecta) a. The second segment of the antenna. b. An ovariole stalk, or short duct connecting the egg tubes with the later oviduct. c. In Formicidae, the stem of the abdomen, between the thorax and gaster.