- formed into or having closely parallel, toothlike projections; comblike.
Sometimes pec·ti·nat·ed [pek-tuh-ney-tid] /ˈpɛk təˌneɪ tɪd/.
Origin of pectinate
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Pectinate: comb-shaped: with even branches like the teeth of a comb.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Pectinate ligament, to the rightof which is the angle of the chamber.F.
The rare C. echinatus has the pectinate groups of barren glumes even more prominent.Grasses
H. Marshall Ward
The iris becomes attached to the pectinate ligament and to the endothelium of Descemet's membrane.Glaucoma
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
- shaped like a combpectinate antennae
C18: from Latin pectinātus combed; see pecten
- Having projections resembling the teeth of a comb; comblike.
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