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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pecten  \Pec"ten\,  n.  [L.  pecten,  -inis,  a  comb,  a  kind  of 
  shellfish.  See  {Pectinate}.] 
  1.  (Anat.) 
  a  A  vascular  pigmented  membrane  projecting  into  the 
  vitreous  humor  within  the  globe  of  the  eye  in  birds, 
  and  in  many  reptiles  and  fishes;  --  also  called 
  b  The  pubic  bone. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  species  of  bivalve  mollusks  of  the  genus 
  {Pecten},  and  numerous  allied  genera  (family 
  {Pectinid[ae]});  a  scallop.  See  {Scallop}. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  comb  of  a  scorpion.  See  {Comb},  4 
  b  . 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Marsupium  \Mar*su"pi*um\,  n.;  pl  {Marsupia}.  [L.,  a  pouch], 
  (Anat.  &  Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  pouch,  formed  by  a  fold  of  the  skin  of  the  abdomen, 
  in  which  marsupials  carry  their  young;  also  a  pouch  for 
  similar  use  in  other  animals,  as  certain  Crustacea. 
  b  The  pecten  in  the  eye  of  birds  and  reptiles.  See 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  external  abdominal  pouch  in  most  marsupials  where  newborn 
  offspring  are  suckled 

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