pectinate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having forecasts resembling one's teeth of a comb; comblike.
    • Resembling a comb.
    • Having sections that are significantly lengthened to a single side.
    • striate
    • Resembling tooth of a comb.
    • Having really thin, close divisions, in arrangement and regularity resembling those of a comb; comblike. See Illust. (age) of Antennæ.
    • Interlaced, like two combs.
    • like a comb
  • noun:
    • An ester or salt formed of pectinic acid.
  • others:
    • Having teeth like a comb; created as or into a pectination; comb-like in figure; pectinated: as, the pectinate muscles of heart; pectinate scales of a fish; pectinate armature for the preoperculum.
    • Specifically— Having a pecten, pectination, or comb-like component or organ; pectinated: as, the pectinate claw of a bird.
    • In botany, having resemblance into teeth of a comb, or arranged like all of them: particularly put on a pinnatifid organ, specially a leaf, with narrow close portions, like teeth of a comb.
    • In botany, to create an interdigitated arrangement (see pectinated, 2): said of fibrovascular bundles.

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