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pec

/ (pɛk) /
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noun

(usually plural) informal short for pectoral muscle

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  • The Turks abolished the seat of the Serb church in Pec in 1766.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
  • Well, I'm glad you comed, an' I s'pec's I've tole you some things twiste, 'case of my memory.

    The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
  • Pec' to ral, pertaining to the thorax or breast; the anterior of the paired fins of fishes.

Medical definitions for pec

pec
[ pĕk ]

n.

A pectoral muscle. Often used in the plural.
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