pecten

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English[edit]

Pecten maximus Pilgermuschel, a scallop

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.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peḱten-s, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- (pluck) (whence pecto). Cognate with Ancient Greek κτείς (kteís).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecten m (genitive pectinis); third declension

  1. comb
  2. pubic hair
  3. scallop

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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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