Definition of pectineus in US English:

pectineus

noun

Anatomy
  • A flat muscle arising from the front of the pubis and inserted into the femur just behind the small trochanter.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. From post-classical Latin pectineus relating to the pecten or pubis from classical Latin pectin-, pecten + -eus.

Pronunciation

pectineus

/pɛkˈtɪniəs/