n. pl. pec•to•ra (pĕk′tə-rə)
Examples from the Web for pectus
Pectus est quod disertos facit—It is the heart which inspires eloquence.
Minimo tangetur, inquit ille (manibus in pectus compositis) usque ad illam horam—Quam horam?The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|Laurence Sterne
The motto adopted by him as best describing his own aim and method, was that of St. Augustine: "Pectus est quod facit theologum."Gifts of Genius|Various
In Ovid it often has the sense 'poetic feeling', as at xii 16 'pectus habere neger'.
The under side of the thorax is frequently spoken of by writers, in describing butterflies, as the pectus, or breast.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland