pectoral

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1pec·to·ral

noun \ˈpek-t(ə-)rəl\

Definition of PECTORAL

1
:  something worn on the breast

First Known Use of PECTORAL

15th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2pectoral

adjective

: relating to or located on the chest

Full Definition of PECTORAL

1
:  of, situated in or on, or worn on the chest
2
:  coming from the breast or heart as the seat of emotion

Origin of PECTORAL

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin pectoralis, from pector-, pectus breast; akin to Tocharian A päśšäm breasts, Old Irish ucht breast
First Known Use: 1578

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with PECTORAL

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