- 1. Combed; comb-shaped. SYN: pectiniform. 2. In fungi, used to describe a particular type of branching hyphae in cultures of dermatophytes.
* * *pec·ti·nate 'pek-tə-.nāt adj having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a combpectinate n a salt or ester of a pectinic acid
* * *pec·ti·nate (pekґtĭ-nāt) shaped like a comb.
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Pectinate — Pec ti*na te, Pectinated Pec ti*na ted, a. [L. pectinatus, p. pr. of pectinare to comb, from pecten, inis, a comb; cf. Gr. ? to comb, AS. feax hair, OHG. fahs, E. paxwax.] 1. Resembling the teeth of a comb. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Having… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
pectinate — [pek′tə nāt΄] adj. [L pectinatus, pp. of pectinare, to comb < pecten: see PECTEN] having toothlike projections like those on a comb: also pectinated pectination n … English World dictionary
pectinate — adjective Etymology: Latin pectinatus, from pectin , pecten comb; akin to Greek kten , kteis comb Date: 1793 having narrow parallel projections or divisions suggestive of the teeth of a comb < pectinate antennae > • pectination noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
pectinate — 1. adjective /ˈpɛktəneɪt/ a) Resembling a comb. The beetles antennae had a pectinate shape. b) Having segments which are greatly lengthened to one side. 2. noun /ˈpɛktəneɪt/ An ester or … Wiktionary
pectinate — comb like … Dictionary of ichthyology
pectinate — adj. [L. pecten, comb] 1. Having branches or processes like a comb. 2. Of claws; having teeth … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
pectinate — pectinately, adv. pectination, n. /pek teuh nayt /, adj. formed into or having closely parallel, toothlike projections; comblike. Also, pectinated. [1785 95; < L pectinatus ptp. of pectinare to comb, equiv to pectin , s. of pecten (see PECTEN) +… … Universalium
pectinate — (Order Isopoda): Having teeth like a comb [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] … Crustacea glossary
pectinate — Comb like; with closely spaced, narrow segments, e.g. the megasporophyll margins of Cycas pectinata … Expanded glossary of Cycad terms
pectinate — pec·ti·nate … English syllables