pectinate


pec·ti·nate

adjective \ˈpek-tə-ˌnāt\

Definition of PECTINATE

:  having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb <pectinate antennae>
pec·ti·na·tion \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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