Definition of pectinoid in English:

pectinoid

(also pectenoid)

adjective

Zoology
  • Resembling a pecten or scallop; belonging to or characteristic of the family Pectinidae or related families.

noun

Zoology
  • A pectinoid bivalve.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From classical Latin pectin-, pecten scallop + -oid, after scientific Latin pectinoidae (plural), pectinoides (E. M. da Costa Elem. Conchol 263, 292). With the adjective compare earlier pectiniform.

Pronunciation

pectinoid

/ˈpɛktɪnɔɪd/