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combs (noun, plural; Anglo-Saxon camb, comb): 1. Any of various comb-like processes.

2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) a. A row of specialized spines or scales of Culicidae larvae centered on each side of abdominal segment eight; certain hairs on the upper surface of the maxillae used to clean the mouth brushes. See also lateral combs. b. Ridges of cuticle that frequently bear spines

See also: comb.