pectinate

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adjective pec·ti·nate \ˈpek-tə-ˌnāt\

Definition of pectinate

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1757


Medical Dictionary

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pectinate

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adjective pec·ti·nate \ˈpek-tə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of pectinate

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


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pectinate

noun pec·ti·nate

Medical Definition of pectinate

  1. :  a salt or ester of a pectinic acid


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