|—n , pl -tens, -tines|
|1.||a comblike structure in the eye of birds and reptiles, consisting of a network of blood vessels projecting inwards from the retina, which it is thought to supply with oxygen|
|2.||any other comblike part or organ|
|3.||any scallop of the genus Pecten, which swim by expelling water from their shell valves in a series of snapping motions|
|[C18: from Latin: a comb, from pectere, related to Greek pekein to comb]|
pecten pec·ten (pěk'tən)
n. pl. pec·tens or pec·ti·nes (-tə-nēz')
A body structure or an organ resembling a comb.