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Definition of Pectoral

Pectoral
Pectoral Pec"to*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. 2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper. Pectoral arch, or Pectoral girdle (Anat.), the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the fore limbs are articulated; the shoulder girdle. In man it consists of two bones, the scapula and clavicle, on each side. Pectorial cross (Eccl.), a cross worn on the breast by bishops and abbots, and sometimes also by canons. Pectorial fins, or Pectorials (Zo["o]l.), fins situated on the sides, behind the gills. See Illust. under Fin. Pectorial rail. (Zo["o]l.) See Land rail (b) under Land. Pectorial sandpiper (Zo["o]l.), the jacksnipe (b) .
Pectoral
Pectoral Pec"to*ral, n. [L. pectorale a breastplate, neut. of pectorials.] 1. A covering or protecting for the breast. 2. (Eccl.) (a) A breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high person. (b) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast. 3. A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.

Meaning of Pectoral from wikipedia

- Pectoral may refer to: The chest region and anything relating to it. Pectoral cross, a cross worn on the chest a decorative, usually jeweled version of...
- position or stopping. Most fish use fins when swimming, flying fish use pectoral fins for gliding, and frogfish use them for crawling. Fins can also be...
- Pectoral muscles (colloquially referred to as "pecs") are the muscles that connect the front of the human chest with the bones of the upper arm and shoulder...
- A pectoral cross or pectorale (from the Latin pectoralis, "of the chest") is a cross that is worn on the chest, usually suspended from the neck by a cord...
- covered anteriorly (superficially) by the clavipectoral fascia. The Medial pectoral nerve pierces the pectoralis minor and the clavipectoral fascia. In attaching...
- The pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) is a small, migratory wader that breeds in North America and Asia, wintering in South America and Oceania....
- and internal rotation of the humerus. The pectoral major may colloquially be referred to as "pecs", "pectoral muscle" or "chest muscle" due to it being...
- The lateral pectoral nerve (also known as the lateral anterior thoracic nerve) arises from the lateral cord of the brachial plexus, and through it from...
- The medial pectoral nerve (also known as the medial anterior thoracic nerve) arises from the medial cord (sometimes directly from the anterior division...
- The shoulder girdle or pectoral girdle is the set of bones in the appendicular skeleton which connects to the arm on each side. In humans it consists of...
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