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Meaning of "pectoral" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PECTORAL

From Latin pectorālis, from pectus breast.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PECTORAL

pectoral  [ˈpɛktərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PECTORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pectoral can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PECTORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pectoral in the English dictionary

The first definition of pectoral in the dictionary is of or relating to the chest, breast, or thorax. Other definition of pectoral is worn on the breast or chest. Pectoral is also heartfelt or sincere.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PECTORAL


bilateral
baɪˈlætərəl
collateral
kɒˈlætərəl
contralateral
ˌkɒntrəˈlætərəl
doctoral
ˈdɒktərəl
dorsolateral
ˌdɔːsəʊˈlætərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
enteral
ˈentərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
literal
ˈlɪtərəl
littoral
ˈlɪtərəl
multilateral
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl
parenteral
pæˈrɛntərəl
pastoral
ˈpɑːstərəl
postdoctoral
pəʊstˈdɒktərəl
predoctoral
priːˈdɒktərəl
protectoral
prəˈtɛktərəl
rectoral
ˈrɛktərəl
sectoral
ˈsektərəl
sphincteral
ˈsfɪŋktərəl
unilateral
ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PECTORAL

pectineal
pectines
pectinesterase
pectinous
pectisable
pectisation
pectise
pectizable
pectization
pectize
pectolite
pectoral arch
pectoral fin
pectoral girdle
pectoral muscle
pectoralis major
pectoralis minor
pectorally
pectoriloquy
pectose

WORDS THAT END LIKE PECTORAL

amoral
Balmoral
choral
circumlittoral
coral
corporal
femoral
floral
immoral
inspectoral
mayoral
midlittoral
moral
oral
postoral
preceptoral
restoral
sublittoral
temporal
unpastoral

Synonyms and antonyms of pectoral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pectoral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PECTORAL

Find out the translation of pectoral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pectoral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pectoral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胸鳍
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pectoral
570 millions of speakers

English

pectoral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छाती पर का कवच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصدرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пектораль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peitoral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হৃদয়জাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pectoral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Brust
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

胸筋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가슴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pektoral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở trên ngực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மார்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शाब्दिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

göğüs
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pettorale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

piersiowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пектораль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pectoral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θωρακικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pektorale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pektorala
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pectoral
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pectoral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PECTORAL»

The term «pectoral» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.606 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PECTORAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pectoral

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PECTORAL»

Discover the use of pectoral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pectoral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Laboratory Fish
The teleostean pectoral girdle is a robust structure with a broad-based attachment site for the pectoral fin (Figure 6.3). The main body of the girdle (i.e. the dermal 'secondary girdle', so-called as it is assumed to have evolved after the 'primary' ...
Gary Kent Ostrander, 2000
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Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for ...
The eight extrinsic muscles of the thoracic limb include: • Superficial pectoral ( transverse and descending) • Deep pectoral • Brachiocephalicus • Omotransversarius • Trapezius • Rhomboideus • Latissimus dorsi • Serratus ventralis Carefully ...
Thomas P. Colville, Joanna M. Bassert, 2008
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Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Upper ...
These tense pectoral muscles commonly shorten and pull the shoulders forward into a round-shouldered posture, overloading the weaker interscapular muscles. REFERRED PAIN from the rhomboid muscles concentrates medially along the ...
David G. Simons, Janet G. Travell, Lois S. Simons, 1999
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Frog Dissection Manual
The appendicular skeleton may be divided into four regions: the pectoral girdle, the cranial appendages or forelimbs, the pelvic girdle, and the caudal appendages or hind limbs. PECTORAL GIRDLE (8) The bones of the pectoral girdle provide ...
Bruce D. Wingerd, 1988
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Whales of the World
THE PECTORAL GIRDLE AND THE PECTORAL APPENDAGES (1) The Pectoral Girdle 45 (2) The Pectoral Appendages 46 Section b. THE PELVIC GIRDLE AND THE PELVIC APPENDAGES (1) The Pelvic Girdle 47 (2) The Evolutionary ...
Spencer Wilkie Tinker, 1988
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The Legacy of Tutankhamun Art and History
... decoration 180 Jewellery 182 Pectoral with the sun rising on the horizon 1 83 Pectoral of the two ladies: Nekhbet and Wadjet 186 Pectoral necklace with three scarabs 188 Necklace decorated with a wadjet eye 192 Earrings with granulation  ...
Mey Zaki, 2007
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Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
In this respect the pectoral girdle contrasts with the pelvic girdle, which, as already seen, is always in land vertebrates firmly articulated with the sacrum. Some of the original cartilage of part of the pectoral girdle is likely to persist unossified.
Marvalee H. Wake, 1992
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Frozen Shoulder Workbook: Trigger Point Therapy for ...
This chapter has to do with two categories of muscles, those of the upper arm and those of the chest and pectoral area. Both groups have the potential for contributing to shoulder pain. When you have a frozen shoulder or an arm severely ...
Clair Davies, 2006
9
Animal Painting & Anatomy
Pectoral Muscles. As in man, the pectoral muscles of an animal are disposed in two layers. In man, the superficial muscle is the largest, and is therefore called pectoralis magnus and the deep and smaller one pectoralis parvus or minor.
William Frank Calderon, 1936
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Anatomy Coloring Workbook
The bones connecting the upper limb to the trunk are collectively known as the pectoral or shoulder girdle. In this plate, we study the bones of the pectoral girdle and introduce the bones of the upper extremity. Closer examination of the upper  ...
I. Edward Alcamo, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PECTORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pectoral is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vikings address pectoral injury concerns
The Vikings have had four players suffer pectoral injuries over the last year -- offensive guard Brandon Fusco, offensive tackle Phil Loadholt, ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
2
What you missed at Vikings training camp on Sunday, July 26
INJURY REPORT: Cornerback Josh Robinson, who started camp on the PUP list due the pectoral he injured in June, said there is a chance he ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Vikings Roundup, 7/26: Harris Opens at Right Guard
“We sat that and talked about all of the different things, what causes pectoral injuries, what we can do to prevent them and what we can do to ... «Vikings.com, Jul 15»
4
Saints have several candidates to replace Junior Galette, but all …
Spencer spent most of the summer with the Saints' starting unit while Galette was sidelined with a pectoral injury. Spencer is a dependable ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
5
Walsh signs contract extension; Vikings make roster moves on 1st …
Robinson had recently injured a pectoral muscle, so this isn't a surprising move, the Daily Norseman says. Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen ... «Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews, Jul 15»
6
Vikings place Josh Robinson on PUP list
Cornerback Josh Robinson has been placed on the physically unable to perform list with a pectoral problem, while defensive tackle Shamar ... «Mankato Free Press, Jul 15»
7
Possible free agent targets for the Jacksonville Jaguars
With middle linebacker Paul Posluszny recovering from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in 2014, the Jaguars could look to sign someone as ... «Today's Pigskin, Jul 15»
8
Vikings' Price apologetic over matter that ended in 2-game suspension
... Sunday, but the Vikings' cornerback depth has taken a slight hit with Price's suspension and Josh Robinson's partially torn pectoral muscle. «1500 ESPN, Jul 15»
9
Gibbons shakes off nasty comebacker, gets win over Beloit
He got the win to go along with a huge red welt on his left pectoral muscle. “We used a lot of guys last night. Coming in (with the bullpen) in the ... «The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines, Jul 15»
10
Under the knife: 40 years ago, the author was stabbed in his Lower …
He poked me with the knife just below my right pectoral, doing so just hard enough to inflict a shallow wound and draw blood seeping through ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Pectoral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pectoral>. Dec 2019 ».
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