pecten

noun
pec·​ten | \ˈpek-tən \
plural pectens

Definition of pecten 

2 plural usually pectines\ˈpek-​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

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

noun
pec·​ten | \ˈpek-tən \
plural pectines\-​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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