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pectinal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin pecten (comb). See pectinate.

AdjectiveEdit

pectinal (comparative more pectinal, superlative most pectinal)

  1. Of or relating to a comb; resembling a comb.

NounEdit

pectinal (plural pectinals)

  1. A fish whose bones resemble the teeth of a comb.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.