pectinate

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adjective pec·ti·nate \ ˈpek-tə-ˌnāt \

Definition of pectinate

:having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb
  • pectinate antennae

pectination

play \ˌpek-tə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of pectinate

Latin pectinatus, from pectin-, pecten comb; akin to Greek kten-, kteis comb


Medical Dictionary

1

pectinate

play
adjective pec·ti·nate \ ˈpek-tə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of pectinate

:having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb

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pectinate

noun

medical Definition of pectinate

:a salt or ester of a pectinic acid

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