What does pectoral mean?

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ˈpɛk tər əlpec·toral

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Wiktionary

  1. pectoralnoun

    Protective armor for a horse's breast.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  2. pectoralnoun

    A covering or protecting for the breast.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  3. pectoralnoun

    A breastplate, especially that worn by the Jewish high person.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  4. pectoralnoun

    A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  5. pectoralnoun

    A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  6. pectoraladjective

    Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  7. pectoraladjective

    Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

  8. pectoraladjective

    Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.

    Etymology: From pectoralis.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis, musculus pectoralis, pecsnoun

    either of two large muscles of the chest

  2. pectoral, pectoral medallionadjective

    an adornment worn on the chest or breast

  3. pectoral, thoracicadjective

    of or relating to the chest or thorax

    "pectoral organ"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pectoraladjective

    of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

  2. Pectoraladjective

    relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

  3. Pectoraladjective

    having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

  4. Pectoralnoun

    a covering or protecting for the breast

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

  5. Pectoralnoun

    a breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high person

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

  6. Pectoralnoun

    a clasp or a cross worn on the breast

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

  7. Pectoralnoun

    a medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs

    Etymology: [L. pectoralis, fr. pectus, -oris the breast; cf. F. pectoral.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pectoral

    pek′tō-ral, adj. relating to the breast or chest.—n. armour for the breast: an ornament worn on the breast, esp. the breastplate worn by the ancient Jewish high-priest, and the square of gold, embroidery, &c. formerly worn on the breast over the chasuble by bishops during mass: a pectoral cross: a pectoral fin: a medicine for the chest.—adv. Pec′torally.—n. Pectoril′oquy, the sound of the patient's voice heard through the stethoscope when applied to the chest in certain morbid conditions of the lungs.—Pectoral fins, the anterior paired fins of fishes; Pectoral theology, a name sometimes applied to the theology of those Christians who make much of experience and emotion, as themselves guides to a knowledge of divine truth—in Neander's phrase, 'Pectus est quod facit theologum.' [Fr.,—L. pectoralispectus, pectoris, the breast.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pectoral

    (Fr. pectorale). A breastplate. Among the Romans the poorer soldiers, who were rated under 1000 drachmas, instead of the lorica, or brigantine (a leathern coat of mail) wore a pectoral, or breastplate of thin brass, about twelve fingers square. Some modern troops, such as the cuirassiers, etc., wear pectorals for the direct purposes of defense and bodily protection; but in general small ornamental plates with clasps have been substituted.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pectoral in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pectoral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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