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pecten

 [pek´ten] (L.)
1. a comb; in anatomy, applied to certain comblike structures.
2. a narrow zone in the anal canal, bounded above by the pectinate line. adj., adj pectin´eal.
pecten os´sis pu´bis pectineal line.

pec·ten

(pek'ten), Do not confuse this word with pectin.
1. A structure with comblike processes or projections.
2. Synonym(s): anal pecten
[L. comb]

pecten

/pec·ten/ (pek´ten) pl. pec´tines   [L.]
1. a comb; in anatomy, any of certain comblike structures.

pecten of anal canal , pecten ana´lis the zone in the lower half of the anal canal between the pectinate line and the anal verge.
pecten os´sis pu´bis  pectineal line (2).

pecten

(pĕk′tən)
n. pl. pec·tens or pec·tines (-tə-nēz′)
A body structure or organ resembling a comb, such as a pleated vascularized structure in a bird's eye that projects into the vitreous humor from the retina.

pecten

[pek′tən]
1 a ridge extending laterally from the pubic tubercle to which the pectineal part of the inguinal ligament is attached.
2 a vascular pleated membrane that extends from the optic disc to the vitreous humor in some animals.

pec·ten

(pek'tĕn)
1. A structure with comblike processes or projections.
2. Synonym(s): anal pecten.
[L. comb]

pecten

any comb-like structure or organ. Examples include the oxygenating structure in the eye of a bird, and the organ used by some insects for STRIDULATION.

pecten

pl. pectines [L.]
1. a comb; comblike structures.
2. a narrow zone in the anal canal, bounded above by the pectinate line.

pecten oculi
a black trapezoidal structure attached to the optic disk of the fowl.
pecten ossis pubis
cranial edge of the two pubic bones.
pubic pecten
cranial edge of the pubis bone; provides attachment to the abdominal muscles.
retinal pecten
a black pleated outgrowth from the retina to cover the optic papilla in the avian eye.
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