Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
* 1985 , , Managra , p 14:
Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs.
* 1852 , Theophilus Thompson, Annals of Influenza Or Epidemic Catarrhal Fever in Great Britain from 1510 to 1837 (page 107)
- Clad in red robes and a gold pectoral cross, Agostini finally lowered his gaze as he crossed the marble floor.
(zoology) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.
- But, in general, a few days' confinement, abstinence from flesh meat, and frequent sippings of some tepid pectoral drink, sufficed for the cure.
Protective armor for a horse's breast.
* 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 30:
A covering or protecting for the breast.
(ecclesiastical) A breastplate, especially that worn by the Jewish high person.
(ecclesiastical) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.
- 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.
* pectoral cross
* pectoral arch
* pectoral girdle
* pectoral fin
* pectoral rail
* pectoral sandpiper
A long, flat strip of pectoral muscle comprising a band of parallel fibres, found in felines.
, passage=The tendon of the xiphihumeralis is also connected with its inner surface near its insertion.
, title=Anatomy of the cat (2nd edition)
, author=Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings
, publisher=H. Holt and Company
, passage=The xiphihumeralis' muscle (M. '''xiphihumeralis''') is the fourth muscle [sic] the pectoralis group. It ''originates'' from the xiphoid process of the sternum and ''inserts'' on the humerus (hence the name ' xiphihumeralis ).
, title=Laboratory manual for comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology
, author=Phillip E. Cochran
, publisher=Cengage Learning