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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 pec·ti·nes 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 of pecten

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


First Known Use: 1682

Rhymes with pecten


Medical Dictionary

pecten

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noun pec·ten \ˈpek-tən\

Medical Definition of pecten

plural pec·ti·nes \-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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