In front the bar is continuous with the pectoral girdle (figs. 344 and 348).
"It's fine—it's fine for the pectoral muscles," he went on, more firmly.
pectoral girdle very small or absent, wing absent, only an indication in Dinornis dromioides.
The breadth of the pectoral fin, as shown by the skeleton, was 5¾ inches.
Hoarhound is very strengthening to the lungs, and is somewhat of a pectoral.
Two pectoral feet somewhat smaller than the two tergal feet, about as long as the shell, slightly divergent, cylindrical.
The sweet, subacid, mucilaginous juice is much esteemed as a pectoral.
Two anterior (or pectoral) tubes arise from the two frontal corners of the galea basis, and diverge forwards to right and left.
All species have large cartilaginous plates in the pectoral girdles; none possesses a bony style.
The pectoral or anterior branch of each frontal main tube is simple, and twice as long as the diameter of the large fork-thicket.
1570s, "pertaining to the breast," from Latin pectoralis "of the breast," from pectus (genitive pectoris) "breast, chest," from PIE root *peg- "breast."
early 15c., "ornament worn on the breast," from Middle French pectoral and directly from Latin pectorale "breastplate," noun use of neuter of adjective pectoralis (see pectoral (adj.)).
As a shortened form of pectoral muscle, attested from 1758. Slang shortening pec for this is first recorded 1966. Related: Pectorals; pecs.
pectoral pec·to·ral (pěk'tər-əl)
Relating to or situated in the breast or chest.
Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.