pectoral fins

  • 1 Pectoral fins — Pectoral Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or… …

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  • 2 pectoral fins — plural noun The anterior paired fins of fishes • • • Main Entry: ↑pectoral …

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  • 3 Pectoral — Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as …

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  • 4 Pectoral arch — Pectoral Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or… …

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  • 5 Pectoral cross — Pectoral Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or… …

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  • 6 Pectoral girdle — Pectoral Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or… …

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  • 7 Pectoral rail — Pectoral Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or… …

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  • 8 Pectoral sandpiper — Pectoral Pec to*ral (p[e^]k t[ o]*ral), a. [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or… …

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  • 9 pectoral fin — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pectoral fin : singular pectoral fin plural pectoral fins biology a fin on each side of a fish just behind its head that controls the direction it moves in …

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  • 10 Pectoral — Pectoral, from the Latin pectoralis (plural pectorales ), pertaining to the breast/chest , can refer to:* Pectoral cross, a cross worn on the chest * a decorative, usually jeweled version of a gorget * Pectoralis major muscle * Pectoralis minor… …

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  • 11 pectoral fin — n. either of a pair of fins, associated with the pectoral girdle, just behind the head of a fish, corresponding to the forelimbs of a higher vertebrate: see FISH …

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  • 12 pectoral girdle — the bony support of the pectoral fin behind the gills and usually attached to the posterior part of the skull; the shoulder girdle. Composed of the following basic elements (some of which may be lost): coracoid, scapula, pterygials, postcleithrum …

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  • 13 pectoral fin — noun Date: 1769 either of the fins of a fish that correspond to the forelimbs of a quadruped …

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  • 14 pectoral propterygium — the outer or anteriormost basal cartilage in the paired fins …

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  • 15 pectoral fin — (in fishes) either of a pair of fins usually situated behind the head, one on each side, and corresponding to the forelimbs of higher vertebrates. See illus. under fish. [1760 70] * * * …

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  • 16 pectoral fin — noun Either of two fins located on each side of a fish just behind the head …

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  • 17 pectoral fin — noun Zoology each of a pair of fins situated on either side just behind a fish s head …

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  • 18 pectoral fin — pec′toral fin′ n. ich (in fishes) either of a pair of fins usu. situated behind the head, one on each side, and corresponding to the forelimbs of higher vertebrates • Etymology: 1760–70 …

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  • 19 pectoral fin — /pɛktrəl ˈfɪn/ (say pektruhl fin) noun (in fishes) either of a pair of lateral fins situated usually behind the head, and homologous with the forelimbs of higher vertebrates …

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  • 20 pectoral fin — noun either of a pair of fins situated just behind the head in fishes that help control the direction of movement • Hypernyms: ↑fin …

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