Pronunciation key

( pektə-nāt′ )


Pectinate leaf
Pectinate leaf


[L. pectinatus pp. of pectinare to comb < pecten a comb].

  1. Having toothlike projections like those on a comb.

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Shapes
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