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Pectinate antenna of a lappet moth.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pectinātus (combed), mid 18th c.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛktəneɪt/
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AdjectiveEdit

pectinate (not comparable)

  1. Resembling a comb.
  2. Having segments which are greatly lengthened to one side.
    The moth's antennae were pectinate in shape, set with long teeth along one edge only.
  3. (mycology) striate

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NounEdit

pectinate (plural pectinates)

  1. (chemistry) An ester or salt formed of pectinic acid.

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