Pec"ten (?), n. [L. pecten, -inis, a comb, a kind of shellfish. See Pectinate.]
1. Anat. (a)
A vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor within the globe of the eye in birds, and in many reptiles and fishes; -- also called marsupium.
The pubic bone.
Any species of bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten, and numerous allied genera (family Pectinidae); a scallop. See Scallop.
The comb of a scorpion. See Comb, 4 (b).
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