Pulvillus Pul*vil"lus, n.; pl. {Pulvilli}. [L., a little cushion.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pulvillus — (Diminutiv von lat. pulvinus, das Kissen) ist das Cognomen folgender Personen aus der Zeit des Römischen Reichs: Marcus Horatius Pulvillus (Konsul), römischer Suffektkonsul 509 und Konsul 507 v. Chr. Marcus Horatius Pulvillus (Militärtribun),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • pulvillus — [pul vil′əs] n. pl. pulvilli [pul vil′ī΄] [ModL < L, small cushion, contr. < pulvinulus, dim. of pulvinus, cushion] Zool. a cushionlike part between the tarsal claws of many insects, as dipterans pulvillar adj …   English World dictionary

  • pulvillus — n.; pl. li [L. pulvillus, little cushion] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, the pad of the membranous lobe beneath the tarsal claw, arising from the base of each auxilia; see empodium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pulvillus — /pul vil euhs/, n., pl. pulvilli / vil uy/. Entomol. a soft, padlike structure located at the base of each claw on the feet of certain insects. [1685 95; < L, dim. of pulvinus cushion] * * * …   Universalium

  • pulvillus — pul·vil·lus …   English syllables

  • pulvillus — pul•vil•lus [[t]pʌlˈvɪl əs[/t]] n. pl. vil•li [[t] ˈvɪl aɪ[/t]] ent a soft padlike structure located at the base of each claw on the feet of certain insects • Etymology: 1685–95; < L, dim. of pulvīnus cushion …   From formal English to slang

  • pulvillus — /pʌlˈvɪləs/ (say pul viluhs) noun (plural pulvilli /pʌlˈvɪlaɪ/ (say pul viluy)) a cushion like pad or process on an insect s foot. {Latin, diminutive of pulvīnus cushion} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pulvillus —   n. pad on feet of flies …   Dictionary of difficult words

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