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pecten

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noun pec·ten \ˈpek-tən\

Definition of pecten

plural

pectens

  1. 1 :  scallop 1a

  2. 2 plural usually pectines play \-tə-ˌnēz\ :  a body part that resembles a comb; especially :  a folded vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor in the eye of a bird or reptile



Origin and Etymology of pecten

New Latin pectin-, pecten, from Latin, comb, scallop


First Known Use: 1682


Medical Dictionary

pecten

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noun pec·ten \ˈpek-tən\

Medical Definition of pecten

plural

pectines

\-tə-ˌnēz\play
  1. :  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




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