Definition of pectiniform in English:

pectiniform

(also pecteniform)

adjective

  • 1Resembling or having the form of a scallop; pectinoid.

  • 2Shaped like a comb; pectinate.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Parkinson (1755–1824), surgeon and palaeontologist. From pectini- + -form, probably after scientific Latin pectiniformis.

Pronunciation

pectiniform

/pɛkˈtɪnɪfɔːm/