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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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pec·ten

(pek'tĕn)
1. A structure with comblike processes or projections.
2. Synonym(s): anal pecten.
[L. comb]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005