pecten


pec·ten

noun \ˈpek-tən\
plural pectens

Definition of PECTEN

1
:  scallop 1a
2
plural usually pec·ti·nes \-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

pec·ten

noun \ˈpek-tən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pec·ti·nes \-tə-ˌnēz\

Medical Definition of PECTEN

: 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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