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2 definitions found
 for Pectinate
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.
     paxwax.]
     1. Resembling the teeth of a comb.
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     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].
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     3. Interlaced, like two combs. [R.] "Our fingers pectinated,
        or shut together." --Sir T. Browne.
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     Pectinate claw (Zool.), a claw having a serrate edge, found
        in some birds, and supposed to be used in cleaning the
        feathers.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pectinate
      adj 1: like a comb

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