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English adjective: pectoral

1. pectoral of or relating to the chest or thorax

SamplesPectoral organ.


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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