Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech:

Pertaining to the breast or chest.

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Usage examples "pectoral":

  1. They are easily distinguished from the sharks by their broad and flat body, the pectoral fins being expanded like wings on each side of the trunk. - "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon", J. Emerson Tennent.
  2. The pulp of Turkey Figs is mucilaginous, and has been long esteemed as a pectoral emollient for coughs: also when stewed and, added to ptisans, for catarrhal troubles of the air passages, and of other mucous canals. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. Then the priests began to come; long lines of them in black; then white cottas; then gleams of purple; then a pectoral cross or two; and last the great canopy swaying with all its bells and tassels. - "Lourdes", Robert Hugh Benson.