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Meaning of pectoral

pec•to•ral

Pronunciation: (pek'tur-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, in, on, or pertaining to the chest or breast; thoracic.
  2. worn on the breast or chest.
  3. proceeding from the heart or inner consciousness.
  4. (of a vocal quality) appearing to come from resonance in the chest; full or deep.
  5. of or for diseases of the lungs.
—n.
  1. a pectoral part or organ, as a pectoral muscle.
  2. See
  3. something worn on the breast for ornament, protection, etc., as a breastplate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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