pectinated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pectinatus + -ed.

Adjective[edit]

pectinated (comparative more pectinated, superlative most pectinated)

  1. (anatomy, zoology, botany) Having narrow ridges or projections aligned close together like the teeth of a comb.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, V.23:
      To sit cross-legged, or with our fingers pectinated or shut together, is accounted bad, and friends will persuade us from it.