Definition of pectinately in US English:

pectinately

adverb

Botany Zoology
  • In a pectinate manner; like the teeth of a comb.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From pectinate + -ly.

Pronunciation

pectinately

/ˈpɛktɪnətli/