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Meanings of Pectate:

noun

A salt or ester of a pectic acid.

Meanings of Pectates:

noun

A salt or ester of a pectic acid.

Pecten

ˈpek.tən

Meanings of Pecten:

noun

Any of a number of comblike structures occurring in animal bodies.

Usage examples:

The pecten forms the staff of the pigeon's omniscient sight.

Meanings of Pectens:

noun

Any of a number of comblike structures occurring in animal bodies.

Usage examples:

The pecten forms the staff of the pigeon's omniscient sight.

Pectic

ˈpɛktɪk

Meanings of Pectic:

adjective

Relating to or containing pectin.

Usage examples:

Pectic polymers in fruit

Meanings of Pectin:

noun

A soluble gelatinous polysaccharide which is present in ripe fruits and is used as a setting agent in jams and jellies.

Usage examples:

The very early stalks may not have quite enough natural pectin to set properly

Meanings of Pectinal:

adjective

Of the nature of or resembling a comb; of or relating to a pecten. compare "pectinate".

Meanings of Pectinase:

noun

Any of a class of enzymes which hydrolyse pectin to its constituent monosaccharides, found chiefly in plants and in certain bacteria and fungi.

Pectinate

ˈpɛktɪnət

Meanings of Pectinate:

adjective

Having narrow projections or divisions set closely in a row.

Usage examples:

Straight, transverse pectinate teeth

Meanings of Pectineal:

adjective

Relating to or connected with the pectineus muscle or with the pubic bone, especially its upper anterior surface.

Meanings of Pectines:

noun

Any of a number of comblike structures occurring in animal bodies.

Usage examples:

The pecten forms the staff of the pigeon's omniscient sight.

Plural of pecten specialized

Meanings of Pectinesterase:

noun

An enzyme found in the cells of plants, and of certain bacteria and fungi, which hydrolyses pectin by the removal of methyl ester groups to produce pectinic acids, pectic acids, and methanol.

Meanings of Pectineus:

noun

A flat muscle arising from the front of the pubis and inserted into the femur just behind the small trochanter.

Meanings of Pectinibranch:

adjective

Relating to, characterized by, or designating a type of gill structure found in mesogastropod and neogastropod molluscs, in which parallel filaments are borne along one side of the gill axis; (of a gill) monopectinate. also: of or relating to a subclass or order pectinibranchia in which these molluscs are placed in some classifications.

noun

A pectinibranch mollusc.

Meanings of Pectinibranchia:

adjective

Relating to, characterized by, or designating a type of gill structure found in mesogastropod and neogastropod molluscs, in which parallel filaments are borne along one side of the gill axis; (of a gill) monopectinate. also: of or relating to a subclass or order pectinibranchia in which these molluscs are placed in some classifications.

noun

A pectinibranch mollusc.

Meanings of Pectinibranchian:

adjective

Relating to, characterized by, or designating a type of gill structure found in mesogastropod and neogastropod molluscs, in which parallel filaments are borne along one side of the gill axis; (of a gill) monopectinate. also: of or relating to a subclass or order pectinibranchia in which these molluscs are placed in some classifications.

noun

A pectinibranch mollusc.

Meanings of Pectinid:

noun

A marine bivalve mollusc of the family pectinidae; a scallop.

adjective

Of, relating to, or designating the family pectinidae of marine bivalve molluscs.

Meanings of Pectiniform:

adjective

Resembling or having the form of a scallop; pectinoid.

Meanings of Pectinoid:

adjective

Resembling a pecten or scallop; belonging to or characteristic of the family pectinidae or related families.

noun

A pectinoid bivalve.

Meanings of Pectinous:

adjective

Relating to or of the nature of pectins or their derivatives; pectic.

Meanings of Pectins:

noun

A soluble gelatinous polysaccharide which is present in ripe fruits and is used as a setting agent in jams and jellies.

Usage examples:

The very early stalks may not have quite enough natural pectin to set properly

Meanings of Pectolite:

noun

A whitish or greyish mineral of the pyroxenoid group which occurs in igneous rocks in aggregates of needle-like crystals and consists of a basic silicate of calcium and sodium.

Meanings of Pectoral:

adjective

Relating to the breast or chest.

Usage examples:

Pectoral development
noun

A pectoral muscle.

Usage examples:

An exercise that will help to develop the pectorals is the bench press

Meanings of Pectoralis:

noun

Any of the major pectoral muscles in tetrapods; specifically = pectoralis major .

Meanings of Pectorally:

adverb

In a pectoral manner or position; as regards the chest. formerly also: †in accordance with a ‘pectoral’ diet (obsolete).

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