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  • adj. Having the form of a comb; pectinate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Comblike in form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Comb-like; pectinate; having pectinations or processes like the teeth of a comb.
  • In conchology, having the form or appearance of a scallop, or bivalve of the family pectinidæ.


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  • It consists of two corpora cavernosa, composed of erectile tissue enclosed in a dense layer of fibrous membrane, united together along their medial surfaces by an incomplete fibrous pectiniform septum; each corpus is connected to the rami of the pubis and ischium by a crus; the free extremity (glans clitoridis) is a small rounded tubercle, consisting of spongy erectile tissue, and highly sensitive.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 5. The External Organs


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