Definition of Pectines
1. pecten [n] - See also: pecten
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectines
Literary usage of Pectines
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"... pectines, and other shells, which have many relations with similar species which have been met ..."
2. Geological Travels by Jean André Luc (1811)
"... and large smooth pectines. These stony strata of so singular an appearance arc the last that present themselves on the shore: those on the hill incline ..."
3. Travels in Various Countries of the East: Being a Continuation of Memoirs by Robert Walpole (1820)
"Immense Beds of petrified Oysters, pectines, Balani. Cyprus. Excursion to the Mountain of the Holy Cross. — Plants and Birds observed on THE Princes Islands ..."
4. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"For the sake of distinguishing them from the fimbriae, I propose to call these structures, which constitute the well-known " corona," pectines. ..."
5. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"The nervous trunks which enter the pectines are distributed to the numerous papillae which cover them, and are probably tactile in function. ..."