PECTINATED

pectinate

[pek-tuh-neyt]
adjective
formed into or having closely parallel, toothlike projections; comblike.
Also, pectinated.


Origin:
1785–95; < Latin pectinātus past participle of pectināre to comb, equivalent to pectin-, stem of pecten (see pecten) + -ātus -ate1

pectinately, adverb
pectination, noun
subpectinate, adjective
subpectinated, adjective
subpectination, noun
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pectinate or pectinated (ˈpɛktɪˌneɪt)
 
adj
shaped like a comb: pectinate antennae
 
[C18: from Latin pectinātus combed; see pecten]
 
pectinated or pectinated
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin pectinātus combed; see pecten]
 
pecti'nation or pectinated
 
n

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pectinate pec·ti·nate (pěk'tə-nāt') or pec·ti·nat·ed (-nā'tĭd)
adj.
Having projections resembling the teeth of a comb; comblike.


pec'ti·na'tion n.
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