Pectination
Pectination Pec`ti*na"tion, n. 1. The state of being pectinated; that which is pectinated. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of combing; the combing of the head. [1913 Webster]

3. (Nat. Hist.) Comblike toothing. [1913 Webster]


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  • pectination — noun see pectinate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pectination — See pectinate. * * * …   Universalium

  • pectination — pec·ti·na·tion …   English syllables

  • pectination — ˌpektəˈnāshən noun ( s) Etymology: pectinate + ion 1. : the quality or state of being pectinate 2. : a pectinate part or structure …   Useful english dictionary

  • pectinate — adjective Etymology: Latin pectinatus, from pectin , pecten comb; akin to Greek kten , kteis comb Date: 1793 having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb < pectinate antennae > • pectination noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Adephaga — Taxobox name = Adephaga image width = 250px image caption = Dytiscus latissimus , a predacious diving beetle regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera subordo = Adephaga subordo authority = Schellenberg, 1806… …   Wikipedia

  • pectinate — pectinately, adv. pectination, n. /pek teuh nayt /, adj. formed into or having closely parallel, toothlike projections; comblike. Also, pectinated. [1785 95; < L pectinatus ptp. of pectinare to comb, equiv to pectin , s. of pecten (see PECTEN) +… …   Universalium

  • pectinate — 1. adjective /ˈpɛktəneɪt/ a) Resembling a comb. The beetles antennae had a pectinate shape. b) Having segments which are greatly lengthened to one side. 2. noun /ˈpɛktəneɪt/ An ester or …   Wiktionary

  • pecten — [ pɛktɛn] noun (plural pectens or pectines tɪni:z) Zoology 1》 a comb like structure or appendage. 2》 a scallop. [Genus Pecten.] Derivatives pectinate nət adjective pectinated adjectiv …   English new terms dictionary

  • pectinate — /ˈpɛktəneɪt/ (say pektuhnayt) adjective comb like; formed into or with teeth like a comb. Also, pectinated. {Latin pectinātus comb like, past participle} –pectination /pɛktəˈneɪʃən/ (say pektuh nayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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