(= scallop) A bivalve mollusc. The adductor muscle, a catch muscle, has been a favourite with muscle physiologists and biochemists as well as with gourmets.
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Pec'ten noun [ Latin pecten , - inis , a comb, a kind of shellfish. See Pectinate .] 1. (Anat.) (a) A vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor within the globe of the eye in birds, and in...
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<marine biology> A bivalve mollusc. The adductor muscle, a catch muscle, has been a favourite with muscle physiologists and biochemists as well as with gourmets. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(pek´tәn) Latin word meaning a comb. In anatomy, it is applied to certain comblike structures. a narrow zone in the anal canal, bounded above by the pectinate line. adj., pectin´eal., adj. pecten ossis pubis pectineal line.
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• (n.) The comb of a scorpion. See Comb, 4 (b). • (n.) A vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor within the globe of the eye in birds, and in many reptiles and fishes; -- also called marsupium. • (n.) The pubic bone. • (n.) Any species of bivalve mollusks o...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pek′ten Definitions: 1. A structure with comblike processes or projections. Synonyms: anal pecten
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[biology] Pectines are comb-like structures, widely found in the biological world. They occur, for example, on the underside of scorpions, where they are used as sense organs. In ducks they are placed on the sides of the bill and serve both as food-strainer and as a comb for preening. The av...
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pecten: see scallop.
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Pecten is a genus of Lamellibranch molluscs known variously as the scallops and clams. All the scallops are remarkable for the beauty of their shells, which are generally brightly coloured, and have the surface ornamented with radiating ribs. The two valves of the shell are unequal, usually almost c...
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Latin = comb.
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[genus] Pecten is a genus of large scallops or saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This is the type genus of the family. The name "Pecten" is the Latin word for a comb or rake. Since 1904 a Pecten shell has been used as the basis of the logo of Sh...
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