Meaning of pecten


Pronunciation: (pek'tun), [key]
— pl. -tens, -ti•nes
    1. a comblike part or process.
    2. 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.
  1. any bivalve mollusk of the genus Pecten; scallop.
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