(Pec"ti*nate*ly) adv. In a pectinate manner.
1. The state of being pectinated; that which is pectinated. Sir T. Browne.
2. The act of combing; the combing of the head.
3. (Nat. Hist.) Comblike toothing.
(Pec*tin"e*al) a. [See Pecten.] (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the pecten. (b) Relating to,
or connected with, the pubic bone.
(Pec*tin"i*branch) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Pectinibranchiata. Also used adjectively.
(||Pec`ti*ni*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Pecten, and Branchia.] (Zoöl.) A division
of Gastropoda, including those that have a comblike gill upon the neck.
(Pec`ti*ni*bran"chi*ate) a. [L. pecten, -inis, a comb + E. branchiate.] (Zoöl.) Having
(Pec*tin"i*form) a. Comblike in form.
(Pec*tize") v. i. To congeal; to change into a gelatinous mass. [R.] H. Spencer.
(Pec"to*lite) n. [L. pecten a comb + -lite.] (Min.) A whitish mineral occurring in radiated or
fibrous crystalline masses. It is a hydrous silicate of lime and soda.
(Pec"to*ral) a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]
1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.
3. (Zoöl.) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.
Pectoral arch, or Pectoral girdle (Anat.), the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate
skeleton to which the fore limbs are articulated; the shoulder girdle. In man it consists of two bones, the
scapula and clavicle, on each side. Pectorial cross (Eccl.), a cross worn on the breast by bishops