pecten

noun
pec·​ten | \ ˈpek-tən How to pronounce pecten (audio) \
plural pectens

Definition of pecten

2 plural usually pectines\ ˈpek-​tə-​ˌnēz How to pronounce pecten (audio) \ : 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

First Known Use of pecten

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pecten

New Latin pectin-, pecten, from Latin, comb, scallop

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“Pecten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pecten. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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pecten

noun
pec·​ten | \ ˈpek-tən How to pronounce pecten (audio) \
plural pectines\ -​tə-​ˌnēz How to pronounce pecten (audio) \

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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