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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pec·to·ral /ˈpɛkt(ə)rəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pec·to·ral /ˈpɛkt(ə)rəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pec·to·ral a.
 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. Zool. Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.
 Pectoral arch, or Pectoral girdle Anat., the two or more bony or cartilaginous pieces of the vertebrate skeleton to which the fore limbs are articulated; the shoulder girdle.  In man it consists of two bones, the scapula and clavicle, on each side.
 Pectoral cross Eccl., a cross worn on the breast by bishops and abbots, and sometimes also by canons.
 Pectoral fins, or Pectorals Zool., fins situated on the sides, behind the gills. See Illust. under Fin.
 Pectoral rail. Zool. See Land rail (b) under Land.
 Pectoral sandpiper Zool., the jacksnipe (b).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pec·to·ral n.
 1. A covering or protecting for the breast.
 2. Eccl. (a) A breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high person. (b) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
 3. A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or relating to the chest or thorax; "pectoral organ"
            [syn: thoracic]
      n 1: either of two large muscles of the chest [syn: pectoral
           muscle, pectoralis, musculus pectoralis, pecs]
      2: an adornment worn on the chest or breast [syn: pectoral