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pec•ten



Pronunciation: (pek'tun), [key]
n.,
pl. -tens, -ti•nesPronunciation: (-tu-nēz"). [key]

1. Zool., Anat.
a. a comblike part or process.
b. a pigmented vascular membrane with parallel folds suggesting the teeth of a comb, projecting into the vitreous humor of the eye in birds and reptiles.
2. any bivalve mollusk of the genus Pecten; scallop.

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