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English adjective: pectoral

1. pectoral of or relating to the chest or thorax


SamplesPectoral organ.


Synonymsthoracic


English noun: pectoral

1. pectoral (body) either of two large muscles of the chest


Synonymsmusculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral muscle, pectoralis


Broader (hypernym)skeletal muscle, striated muscle


Narrower (hyponym)greater pectoral muscle, musculus pectoralis major, musculus pectoralis minor, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, smaller pectoral muscle


Part meronymchest, pectus, thorax

2. pectoral (artifact) an adornment worn on the chest or breast


Synonymspectoral medallion


Broader (hypernym)adornment









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