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[pek-tuh-neyt] /ˈpɛk təˌneɪt/

formed into or having closely parallel, toothlike projections; comblike.
shaped like a comb: pectinate antennae

pectinate pec·ti·nate (pěk’tə-nāt’) or pec·ti·nat·ed (-nā’tĭd)
Having projections resembling the teeth of a comb; comblike.
pec’ti·na’tion n.


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