|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||of or relating to the chest, breast, or thorax: pectoral fins|
|2.||worn on the breast or chest: a pectoral medallion|
|3.||rare heartfelt or sincere|
|4.||a pectoral organ or part, esp a muscle or fin|
|5.||a medicine or remedy for disorders of the chest or lungs|
|6.||anything worn on the chest or breast for decoration or protection|
|[C15: from Latin pectorālis, from pectus breast]|
pectoral pec·to·ral (pěk'tər-əl)
Relating to or situated in the breast or chest.
Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
|pectoral (pěk'tər-əl) Pronunciation Key
Located in or attached to the chest, as a pectoral fin or a pectoral muscle.