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pec·ti·nate

 (pĕk′tə-nāt′) also pec·ti·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
adj.
Having projections resembling the teeth of a comb; comblike.

pec′ti·na′tion n.

pectinate

(ˈpɛktɪˌneɪt) or

pectinated

adj
(Biology) shaped like a comb: pectinate antennae.
[C18: from Latin pectinātus combed; see pecten]
ˌpectiˈnation n

pec•ti•nate

(ˈpɛk təˌneɪt)

also pec′ti•nat`ed,



adj.
having closely parallel, toothlike projections; comblike.
[1785–95; < Latin pectinātus, past participle of pectināre to comb, derivative of pecten comb (see pecten); see -ate1]
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Adj.1.pectinate - like a comb
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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