pecten

noun pec·ten \ ˈpek-tən \

Definition of pecten

plural pectens
1 : scallop 1a
2 plural usually pectines play \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

Origin and Etymology of pecten

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


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pecten

noun pec·ten \ ˈpek-tən \

medical Definition of pecten

plural pectines play \-tə-ˌnēz\
: 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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