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pectinatea. [L. pectinatus, p. pr. of pectinare to comb, from pecten, -inis, a comb; cf. Gr. pe`kein to comb, AS. feax hair, OHG. fahs, E. paxwax.].
  •  Resembling the teeth of a comb.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having very narrow, close divisions, in arrangement and regularity resembling those of a comb; comblike; as, a pectinate leaf; pectinated muscles. See Illust. (e) of Antennæ.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Interlaced, like two combs.  Sir T. Browne.  [1913 Webster]
Pectinate claw (Zoöl.), a claw having a serrate edge, found in some birds, and supposed to be used in cleaning the feathers.

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