from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having projections resembling the teeth of a comb; comblike.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling a comb.
- adj. Having segments which are greatly lengthened to one side.
- adj. striate
- n. An ester or salt formed of pectinic acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling the teeth of a comb.
- adj. Having very narrow, close divisions, in arrangement and regularity resembling those of a comb; comblike. See Illust. (e) of Antennæ.
- adj. Interlaced, like two combs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having teeth like a comb; formed as or into a pectination; comb-like in figure; pectinated: as, the pectinate muscles of the heart; pectinate scales of a fish; pectinate armature of the preoperculum.
- Specifically— Having a pecten, pectination, or comb-like part or organ; pectinated: as, the pectinate claw of a bird.
- In botany, having resemblance to the teeth of a comb, or arranged like them: specifically applied to a pinnatifid organ, particularly a leaf, with narrow close segments, like the teeth of a comb.
- In botany, to form an interdigitated arrangement (see pectinated, 2): said of fibrovascular bundles.
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- adj. like a comb
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