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EnglishEdit

 
Pecten maximus Pilgermuschel, a scallop

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pecten (comb)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛktɪn/, /ˈpɛktən/

NounEdit

pecten (plural pectens or pectines)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) The bones in the hand between the wrist and the fingers.
  2. (anatomy) The pubic bone.
  3. (anatomy) A comb structure.
  4. (zoology) One of the genus Pecten of scallops.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *peḱten-s, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- (pluck) (whence pecto). Cognate with Ancient Greek κτείς (kteís).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pecten m (genitive pectinis); third declension

  1. comb
  2. pubic hair

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pecten pectinēs
Genitive pectinis pectinum
Dative pectinī pectinibus
Accusative pectinem pectinēs
Ablative pectine pectinibus
Vocative pecten pectinēs

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