Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the musculi pectinati, or small prominent muscular columns on the walls of the auricular appendages of the heart.
“The large Manzala coastal lagoon supports beds of Ceratophyllum demersum, Potamogeton crispus, and P. pectinatus around the southern shore as well as dense phytoplankton.”
“The muddy bays of South Island have extensive submerged beds of Potamogeton pectinatus which shelter spawning fish.”
“In western Coahuila State, lechuguilla (Agave lechuguilla), Prosopis glandulosa and Opuntia macrocentra and Echinocereus pectinatus are the dominant species.”
“Growing submerged in the marsh pools and low salinity open water are narrow-leaved pondweed Potamogeton pectinatus, Zannichellia palustris, Ekebergia spp.,”
“The dominant species of aquatic vegetation are Potamogeton illionoensis, Scirpus pectinatus, tule (Typha latifolia), T. dominguensis and Nymphaea mexicana.”
“When not in flower, this species bears a close resemblance to small plants of Cereus pectinatus.”
“When not in flower it might easily be mistaken for Echinocactus pectinatus.”
“Echinocactus pectiniferus (probably Echinocereus pectinatus)”
“Into those ponds much good duck food has been introduced, -- _Potamogeton pectinatus_ and _perfoliatus_.”
“[Footnote 1: Two other species are found in the Ceylon waters, _P. cuspidatus_ and _P. pectinatus_.] [Illustration: HEAD OF THE SAWFISH (PRISTIS ANTIQUORUM)]”
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