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pectoral

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noun pec·to·ral \ˈpek-t(ə-)rəl\

Definition of pectoral

  1. 1 :  something worn on the breast

  2. 2 :  pectoral muscle



15th Century

First Known Use of pectoral

15th century


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pectoral

adjective pec·to·ral

Simple Definition of pectoral

  • : relating to or located on the chest

Full Definition of pectoral

  1. 1 :  of, situated in or on, or worn on the chest

  2. 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

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