pectinate

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

Other words from pectinate

pectination \ˌpek-tə-ˈnā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of pectinate

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pectinate

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

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pectinate

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

Medical Definition of pectinate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

pectinate

noun

Medical Definition of pectinate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a salt or ester of a pectinic acid

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