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[pek-tuh n] /ˈpɛk tən/

noun, plural pectens, pectines
[pek-tuh-neez] /ˈpɛk təˌniz/ (Show IPA)
Zoology, Anatomy.

any bivalve mollusk of the genus Pecten; scallop.
noun (pl) -tens, -tines (-tɪˌniːz)
a comblike structure in the eye of birds and reptiles, consisting of a network of blood vessels projecting inwards from the retina, which it is thought to supply with oxygen
any other comblike part or organ
any scallop of the genus Pecten, which swim by expelling water from their shell valves in a series of snapping motions

pecten pec·ten (pěk’tən)
n. pl. pec·tens or pec·ti·nes (-tə-nēz’)
A body structure or an organ resembling a comb.


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    pectenitis pec·te·ni·tis (pěk’tə-nī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the sphincter muscle of the anus.

  • Pectenosis

    pectenosis pec·te·no·sis (pěk’tə-nō’sĭs) n. Exaggerated enlargement of the anal pecten.

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    [pek-tik] /ˈpɛk tɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to .

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