an American sandpiper, Calidris melanotos, the male of which, when courting, inflates its chest conspicuously.
- Pectoral vein
pectoral vein n. Any of the veins draining the pectoral muscles and emptying into the subclavian vein.
pectoriloquy pec·to·ril·o·quy (pěk’tə-rĭl’ə-kwē) n. Transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures so that it is unusually audible on auscultation of the chest, indicating either consolidation of the lung parenchyma or the presence of a large cavity.
[pek-tohs] /ˈpɛk toʊs/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. . /ˈpɛkˌtəʊz/ noun 1. an insoluble carbohydrate found in the cell walls of unripe fruit that is converted to pectin by enzymic processes
[pek-tuh s] /ˈpɛk təs/ adjective, Biochemistry. 1. of, relating to, or consisting of pectin or protopectin.