Complete Definition of "pectoral"

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Adjective
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  1. Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
  2. Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.
  3. zoology Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.

Quotations
1985 â w:Stephen Marley (writer)|Stephen Marley, Managra, p 14
:Clad in red robes and a gold pectoral cross, Agostini finally lowered his gaze as he crossed the marble floor.

Noun
en-noun

  1. (Armor) Protective armor for a horse's breast.

#:Quotations
#:*1786: The Poitrinal, Pectoral, or Breast Plate was formed of plates of metal rivetted together, which covered the breast and shoulders of the horse, it was commonly adorned with foliage, or other ornaments engraved or embossed. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 30.

  1. (Armor) A covering or protecting for the breast.
  2. ecclesiastical A breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high person.
  3. ecclesiastical A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
  4. A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.

Derived terms
pectoral cross (Ecclesiastical)
pectoral arch (Anatomy)
pectoral girdle (Anatomy)
pectoral fin (Zoology)
pectoral rail (Zoology)
pectoral sandpiper (Zoology)

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