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pec·to·ral

 (pĕk′tər-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to or situated in the breast or chest: a pectoral muscle; the pectoral cavity.
2. Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
3. Worn on the chest or breast: a pectoral cross.
n.
1. Any of four muscles that occur in pairs on each side of the chest.
2. A pectoral fin.
3. A medicine for relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
4. An ornament or decoration worn on the chest.

[Probably Latin pectorālis, from pectus, pector-, breast. N., sense 4, Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pectorāle, breastplate, from neuter of pectorālis.]

pectoral

(ˈpɛktərəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the chest, breast, or thorax: pectoral fins.
2. worn on the breast or chest: a pectoral medallion.
3. rare heartfelt or sincere
n
4. (Anatomy) a pectoral organ or part, esp a muscle or fin
5. (Medicine) a medicine or remedy for disorders of the chest or lungs
6. anything worn on the chest or breast for decoration or protection
[C15: from Latin pectorālis, from pectus breast]
ˈpectorally adv

pec•to•ral

(ˈpɛk tər əl)

adj.
1. of, in, on, or pertaining to the chest or breast; thoracic.
2. worn on the breast or chest.
n.
3. a pectoral body part or organ.
4. something worn on the breast for ornament, protection, etc., as a breastplate.
[1400–50; (n.) late Middle English < Latin pectorāle, n. use of neuter of pectorālis of the breast (pector-, s. of pectus breast + -ālis -al1); (adj.) < Latin pectorālis]
pec′to•ral•ly, adv.

pec·to·ral

(pĕk′tər-əl)
Located in or attached to the chest: a pectoral muscle; the pectoral fin.

pectoral

Relating to the chest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pectoral - either of two large muscles of the chestpectoral - either of two large muscles of the chest
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
greater pectoral muscle, musculus pectoralis major, pectoralis major - a skeletal muscle that adducts and rotates the arm
musculus pectoralis minor, pectoralis minor, smaller pectoral muscle - a skeletal muscle that draws down the scapula or raises the ribs
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
2.pectoral - an adornment worn on the chest or breast
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
Adj.1.pectoral - of or relating to the chest or thorax; "pectoral organ"
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pectoral

[ˈpektərəl]
A. ADJpectoral
B. pectorals NPL(músculos mpl) pectorales mpl

pectoral

adjBrust-, pektoral (spec)

pectoral

[ˈpɛktərəl] adjpettorale
pectoral fins → pinne fpl ventrali

pectoral

(ˈpektərəl) adjective
of or on the breast or chest. the pectoral muscles.

pec·to·ral

a. pectoral, rel. al pecho.

pectoral

adj & n pectoral m