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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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. pe`kein to comb, AS. feax hair, OHG. fahs, E.
1. Resembling the teeth of a comb.
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
(e) of Antenn[ae].
3. Interlaced, like two combs. [R.] "Our fingers pectinated,
or shut together." --Sir T. Browne.
Pectinate claw (Zool.), a claw having a serrate edge, found
in some birds, and supposed to be used in cleaning the
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: like a comb
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