pecten

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English[edit]

Pecten maximus Pilgermuschel, a scallop
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pecten (comb)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛktɪn/, /ˈpɛktən/

Noun[edit]

pecten (plural pectens or pectines)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) The bones in the hand between the wrist and the fingers.
  2. (anatomy) The pubic bone.
  3. (anatomy) A comb structure.
  4. (zoology) One of the genus Pecten of scallops.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See pecto (I comb)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecten m (genitive pectinis); third declension

  1. comb

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pecten pectinēs
genitive pectinis pectinum
dative pectinī pectinibus
accusative pectinem pectinēs
ablative pectine pectinibus
vocative pecten pectinēs

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