Pectoral meaning

pĕk'tər-əl
Relating to or situated in the breast or chest.

A pectoral muscle; the pectoral cavity.

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Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
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Worn on the chest or breast.

A pectoral cross.

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Any of four muscles that occur in pairs on each side of the chest.
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A pectoral fin.
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A medicine for relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
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An ornament or decoration worn on the chest.
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Of or located in or on the chest or breast.
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Worn on the chest or breast.

A bishop's pectoral cross.

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Influenced by or resulting from personal feelings; subjective.
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Something worn on the breast, as an ornamental plate.
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A pectoral fin or muscle.
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Relating to or situated in the breast or chest.

A pectoral muscle; the pectoral cavity.

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Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
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Any of four muscles that occur in pairs on each side of the chest.
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A medicine for relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.
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Located in or attached to the chest, as a pectoral fin or a pectoral muscle.
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Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
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Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.
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(zoology) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.
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Protective armor for a horse's breast.
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A covering or protecting for the breast.
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(ecclesiastical) A breastplate, especially that worn by the Jewish high person.
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(ecclesiastical) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
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A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.
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Origin of pectoral

  • Probably Latin pectorālis from pectus pector- breast N., sense 4, Middle English from Old French from Latin pectorāle breastplate from neuter of pectorālis
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin pectorālis.
    From Wiktionary