noun, plural pec·tens, pec·ti·nes [pek-tuh-neez]. /ˈpɛk təˌniz/.
- a comblike part or process.
- a pigmented vascular membrane with parallel folds suggesting the teeth of a comb, projecting into the vitreous humor of the eye in birds and reptiles.
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Scallops (Pecten) will be found at the base of the plants, and the common prawns are very numerous, swimming freely about.
The species P. maculatum lives in Mytilus edulis (mussel) and in the smooth scallop, Pecten magellanicus.
The end branchlets are acute and pectinate (pecten, a comb), or arranged like the teeth of a comb.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
I feel, myself, that an exhaustive examination of the structure and function of the pecten of scorpions ought to be undertaken.
A special sense-organ, such as the flabellum of Limulus or the pecten of scorpion, remains and gives rise to the auditory organ.