Pectinated
Pectinate Pec"ti*na`te, Pectinated Pec"ti*na`ted, a. [L. pectinatus, p. pr. of pectinare to comb, from pecten, -inis, a comb; cf. Gr. ? to comb, AS. feax hair, OHG. fahs, E. paxwax.] 1. Resembling the teeth of a comb. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Having very narrow, close divisions, in arrangement and regularity resembling those of a comb; comblike; as, a pectinate leaf; pectinated muscles. See Illust. (e) of {Antenn[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

3. Interlaced, like two combs. [R.] ``Our fingers pectinated, or shut together.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

{Pectinate claw} (Zo["o]l.), a claw having a serrate edge, found in some birds, and supposed to be used in cleaning the feathers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ctenoidei — Cte*noid e*i ( ? ?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ???, ????, comb + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of fishes, established by Agassiz, characterized by having scales with a pectinated margin, as in the perch. The group is now generally regarded as artificial.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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