, n. A fish whose bones resemble comb teeth. Sir T. Browne.
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(?), } a. [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.] 1. Resembling the teeth of a comb.
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2. (Nat. Hist.) 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 Antenn.
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3. Interlaced, like two combs. [R.] "Our fingers pectinated, or shut together." Sir T. Browne.
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Pectinate claw (Zol.), a claw having a serrate edge, found in some birds, and supposed to be used in cleaning the feathers.
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