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Etymology of pectoral

Posted by Johannes on 4 March 2011

Origin of the word pectoral

The word pectoral (pertaining to the breast), comes from the Latin pectoralis from pectus (breast, chest), fom the Greek pectos (compact, firm; Gr.: πηκτός)

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