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[sek-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
  1. of or relating to a sector.
  2. Zoology. (of teeth) adapted for cutting; carnassial.
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Origin of sectorial

1795–1805; < New Latin sectōri(us) (see section, -tory1) + -al1
Related formsnon·sec·to·ri·al, adjective
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  • In all cases the upper molar is 374 larger than the sectorial, and in the more typical genera is much longer than broad.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4


British Dictionary definitions for sectorial


  1. of or relating to a sector
  2. zoology
    1. adapted for cuttingthe sectorial teeth of carnivores
    2. designating a vein in the wing of an insect that links certain branches of the radius vein
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