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Pecten

/ˈpɛktɛn/ Noun, plural pectines 1. A body structure or organ resembling a comb, as the ridged part of the eyelid of reptiles and birds. (freedictionary.com) 2. A body part that resembles a comb; especially : a folded vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous body in the eye of a bird or reptile. (merriam-webster.com) 3. A scallop of the genus Pecten. (freedictionary.com) 4. A bivalve mollusc....

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Pectinate

Adjective 1. Resembling a comb (wiktionary.org); having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb. (merriam-webster.com) 2. Having segments which are greatly lengthened to one side. (wiktionary.org) 3. The beetle’s antennae had a pectinate shape. (wiktionary.org) 4. (Mycology) Striate....

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Pectineal

Adjective 1. Of or relating to the pubis or pubic bone. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 2. Of or relating to the pecten. (wiktionary.org)

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Pectineus

Noun 1. A flat, quadrangular muscle, situated at the anterior (front) part of the upper and medial (inner) aspect of the thigh. The pectineus muscle is the most anterior adductor of the hip. The muscle does adduct and medially rotate the thigh but its primary function is hip flexion. (wikipedia.org) 2. A flat quadrangular muscle of the upper front and inner aspect of the thigh that arises mostly from the iliopectineal line of the pubis and is inserted along the pectineal line of the femur. (merriam-webster.com) Word origin: From the Latin word pecten, meaning...

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Pectoral

/ˈpektərəl/ Adjective 1. Of or relating to breast or chest. (Google Dictionary) 2. Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract. (.thefreedictionary.com) 3. Worn on the chest or breast. (thefreedictionary.com) 3. ) Noun A pectoral muscle. (Google...

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