Definition of Pectinate

1. Adjective. Like a comb.

Similar to: Rough



Definition of Pectinate

1. a. Resembling the teeth of a comb.

Definition of Pectinate

1. Adjective. Resembling a comb. ¹

2. Adjective. Having segments which are greatly lengthened to one side. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: mycology) striate ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) An ester or salt formed of pectinic acid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pectinate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pectinate

1. Comb-like. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectinate

pectenotoxin
pectenotoxins
pectens
pectic acid
pectic acids
pectin
pectin lyase
pectin sugar
pectinaceous
pectinacetylesterase
pectinal
pectinals
pectinase
pectinases
pectinate (current term)
pectinate fibres
pectinate ligaments of iridocorneal angle
pectinate ligaments of iris
pectinate line
pectinate muscles
pectinate zone
pectinated
pectinately
pectinates
pectination
pectinations
pectineal line

Literary usage of Pectinate

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1. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Herons, Ibises, Storks. KEY TO FAMILIES. A. Bill straight, sharp pointed (Fig. 36). Claw of middle toe pectinate (with a comb on inner edge, Fig. 37b). ..."

2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"The maxillary palpus is armed with a compound, palmate-pectinate bristle at the outer side of the apex, before the articulation of the terminal joint. ..."

3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1908)
"-i slightly pectinate towards the distal end. Mouth part» Urge. »• •• . prominent. There is a very slight ridge running ..."

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