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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"
Translations
صَدْري
hrudní
bryst-
mell-
brjóst-
krūtinės
krūšu-
göğüse ait

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
References in classic literature ?
His eyes are more beautiful than the jewels of the Pectoral, and his flesh is like the honey of Hebron.
This latter movement is effected solely by the aid of the pectoral fins; the tail being collapsed, and not used.
Relatively speaking, the frilled shark's pectoral fins (located just behind the gills) are small.
Pectoral fin length/body length, head length/body length, and the total number of gill rakers were used to identify the samples as Liza affinis (Fig.
Very few publications have been reported in ICD placed in the pectoral region.
Caption: First dorsal fin originating Behind pectoral fins
In dorsal view a rostral appendix separated from the neurocranium can be observed, anterior to the nasal capsules where pectoral fins meet.
Gaucher, il devrait etre le complement en charniere a Adil Rami, quand celui-ci sera remis de sa blessure au pectoral droit contracte contre Domzale.
Henshaw suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his right arm on Lions duty in New Zealand and, following surgery, and could be out until just ahead of Ireland's November Tests.
The fish got its name because its long pectoral fins resemble oars.
But it could be a costly win for Souths with Reynolds suffering a broken jaw and John Sutton hurting his left pectoral muscle.
INTRODUCTION: Absent pectoral muscle, although the most common muscle anomaly has a rare incidence of about one in 30,000 to 50,000.