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  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  . 

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