- a vascular mass of tissue on the retina of the eye of many birds and reptiles
- any comblike structure, as a part of the stridulating organ of some spiders
Origin of pectenL, a comb from pectere, to comb from Indo-European base an unverified form pe?-, to pull wool or hair, shorn animal, cattle from source fee
nounpl. pec·tens, or pec·ti·nes
- A body structure or organ resembling a comb, such as a pleated vascularized structure in a bird's eye that projects into the vitreous humor from the retina.
- A scallop of the genus Pecten.
Origin of pectenLatin pecten pectin- comb
From Latin pecten (“comb")