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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.
Each bowl takes around 40 hours to produce in the garage of David's Sedge-field home, is made from Float glass (window glass) and features the St Cuthbert's pectoral cross.
STEVE Borthwick's 'significant pectoral injury' could deny the Saracens captain the chance to close a decorated career with backto-back Heineken Cup and Aviva Premiership finals.
The genus is diagnosed in having an interrupted post-labial fold, broad isthmus, gill openings not extending ventrally onto undersurface of head, 14-16 branched pectoral-fin rays, lower lip not connected to the base of the maxillary barbel by a skin flap, sulcus between the lip and the barbel, homodont dentition, teeth pointed, coni-form in both jaws, premaxillary tooth patches contacting each other but not confluent, not extended posterolaterally, laterally blunt; dilator operculi muscle and levator opercula muscle contacting each other, broad anterior end of sternohyoideus muscle, its width almost equal to the width in the axilla of the pectoral fin, adductor pelvicalis superficialis muscle not contacting its antimere at the midline (Zhou et al.
Tuilagi will make his first appearance for England in a year after recovering from the torn pectoral muscle that kept him out for six months.
They compared the forces experienced by the pectoral fins of the mudskipper fishes to the forelimbs and hind limbs of walking tiger salamanders.
PECTORAL A word that means relating to the chest, as in the major and minor pectoral muscles.
Fairbank is included in the Bulls squad as part of his one-month stint from the Giants, while winger Jamie Foster returns to the side following a torn pectoral muscle.
A 79-years-old woman was admitted to hospital with presyncope, lightheadedness, and right pectoral pulsation.
On page 10, he gives me credit for making a pectoral in the old, pre-reservation style.
The eight-metre humpback whale received minor cuts as rescuers worked to remove the netting that had been caught around her head and left pectoral fin.