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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

(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.

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.
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The reproductive cycle of the scallop Pecten sulcicostatus from the southern Benguela upwelling system.
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Scape of antenna slender, long, yellowish-white speckling with brownish scales sparsely, without pecten; flagellum dilated, metallic dark brown at basal 1/ 3 with long hairs, dark brown at basal part and then yellowish-white, with brownish annulations beyond the dilated basal part; apical part blackish (Fig.
Because the stability of a recording often depended on the animal's inability to move its pecten, we improved the method of adhering the pecten to the cover glass.
(1995) exhaustively extracted (5x) carotenoids from fresh tissue of gills and digestive glands of Adamussium colbecki and Pecten jacobaeus with acetone and petroleum ether.
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