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

pec′ti·na′tion n.


(ˈpɛktɪˌneɪt) or


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


(ˈpɛk təˌneɪt)

also pec′ti•nat`ed,

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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3] The cause of LAAA is still unclear, and growth in congenital cases may result from depauperation of dysplastic pectinate muscles, which changes the LAA from a pump to a reservoir and leads to progressive dilation resulting in elevated internal pressure.
Hind inner tibial spur pectinate, with 4-13 teeth longer than wide and apically rounded.
Influence of low methoxyl pectin gel textures and in vitro release of rutin from calcium pectinate beads.
Second exopodal segment with 4 apical elements (3 spines, 1 seta), 3 inner plumose setae, tiny inflated process near apical margin, and pectinate membrane at base of each apical spine; outer apical spine with row of tiny denticles on anterior and posterior sides (denticles on posterior side not drawn); middle and inner apical spines each with serrations on anterior and posterior sides (serrations on posterior side not drawn) and an accessory process; apical seta plumose, shorter than outer apical spine.
Pectinate claws in decapod crustaceans: convergence in four lineages.
The definitive finding that defines Hirschsprung disease is absence of ganglion cells in the submucosal and myenteric plexuses in an adequate biopsy specimen of the rectum located more than 2 cm above the pectinate line.
The most important character for the identification of male is spur prominent on the leg IV and bearing the pectinate setae on the femur and trochanter.
INCI: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (and) phytic add (and) ascorbyl methylsilanol pectinate
Cloacogenic carcinomas typically originate around the pectinate line of the anal canal, where the simple columnar epithelium of the upper third meets the stratified squamous epithelium of the lower two-thirds.