ped-, pedi-, -pedal, -ped, -pede, -pedia

(Latin: foot, feet; people often see this ped element in other words. When people refer to "pedal extremities", they mean "feet". When anyone pushes the pedals of a bicycle, it is done with the feet. A pedestrian must use the feet for walking. A quadruped has four feet while a centipede has "100 feet"; or a large number of them because it may be impossible to count all of them.)

Of or pertaining to the feet or walking.
1. Having divisions like toes, or like the claws of a bird’s foot.
2. Furnished with or having feet; footlike.
1. A reference to having a foot or feet.
2. A description of something resembling a foot.
3. Referring to something having divisions like toes.
1. The base supporting a column or pillar in construction; the base on which an obelisk, statue, vase, or the like is erected.
2. A base, support, foundation (material or immaterial).
A reference to the feet; employing the foot or feet.
1. On foot, going or walking on foot; performed on foot; of or pertaining to walking.
2. Representing a person on foot, as distinguished from equestrian.
3. Applied to plain prose as opposed to verse, or to verse of prosaic character; hence, prosaic, commonplace, dull, uninspired; colloquial, vulgar.
To practice walking; to go afoot.
Proceeding step by step, advancing cautiously.
pedialgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Neuralgia (pain) in the soles of the foot or feet: Sam learned that there were a few reasons for pedialgia including arthritis, a hammertoe, and gout.
A small pedal-operated vehicle; usually, a tricycle, serving as a taxi in some countries.
1. A small stalk, part, or organ, especially one serving as a support.
2. The secondary process of a podocyte that helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle; also called: "footplate, foot process".
3. A footlike part; especially, any of the secondary processes of a podocyte (primary and secondary footlike radiating processes) that interdigitate with those of other podocytes in a renal corpuscle; also, "foot process".
A reference to or description of a pedicel.
1. A small stalk or stalklike structure; especially, one supporting or connecting an organ or other body part.
2. A slender footlike or stemlike part, as that which exists at the base of a tumor.
3. Part of a skin or tissue graft that is left temporarily attached to the original site.
pedicurist (s) (noun), pedicurists (pl)
One whose business is the care and treatment of the feet; a chiropodist.
A pedicurist is working on a mans toes.
A pedicurist is working on a man's toenails.

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Having feet or foot-like parts; pedigerous.

Keep in mind that all of the ped words which you see in English are not always from the Latin "foot" or "feet". There are also some Greek ped words in English which do not mean "foot"! So, don't confuse this Latin element with a Greek pedo- that means "child" or the Greek pedo- which means "ground, soil".

If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.


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Related "foot, feet" units: melo-; planta-; podo-; -pus.