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pectinate

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adjective pec·ti·nate \ˈpek-tə-ˌnāt\

Definition of pectinate

  1. :  having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb <pectinate antennae>

pec·ti·na·tion play \ˌpek-tə-ˈnā-shən\ noun


Origin of pectinate

Latin pectinatus, from pectin-, pecten comb; akin to Greek kten-, kteis comb


First Known Use: 1793


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