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Definition of Pectoral
PectoralPectoral 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
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
Pectoral Pec"to*ral, n. [L. pectorale a breastplate, neut. of
1. A covering or protecting for the breast.
(a) A breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high
(b) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
3. A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially
Meaning of Pectoral from wikipedia
to: The chest region
and anything relating
to it. Pectoral
cross, a cross
worn on the chest
a decorative, usually jeweled version
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
to as "pecs") are the muscles
of the human chest
with the bones
of the upper
arm and shoulder...
- A pectoral cross
(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
in North America
and Asia, wintering
in South America
- and internal rotation
of the humerus. The pectoral major
to as "pecs", "pectoral
muscle" or "chest muscle" due to it being...
- The lateral pectoral nerve
as the lateral anterior thoracic
from the lateral
cord of the brachial
plexus, and through
- The medial pectoral nerve
as the medial anterior thoracic
from the medial
cord (sometimes directly
from the anterior
- 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
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