Pulvinate
Pulvinate Pul"vi*nate, Pulvinated Pul"vi*na`ted, a. [L. pulvinatus, fr. pulvinus a cushion, an elevation.] 1. (Arch.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the form of a cushion. [1913 Webster]


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  • pulvinate — [pul′və nāt΄, pul′vənit] adj. [L pulvinatus < pulvinus, cushion] 1. cushionlike 2. Bot. having a pulvinus pulvinately adv …   English World dictionary

  • pulvinate — adj. [L. pulvinus, cushion] 1. Moderately convex or swelled. 2. Cushion like …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pulvinate — pulvinately, adv. /pul veuh nayt /, adj. 1. cushion shaped. 2. having a pulvinus. 3. Also, pulvinar. Archit. (of a frieze or the like) having a convex surface from top to bottom. Also, pulvinated. [1815 25; < L pulvinatus cushioned, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • pulvinate — Raised or convex, denoting a form of surface elevation of a bacterial culture. [L. pulvinus, cushion] * * * pul·vi·nate (pulґvĭ nāt) [L. pulvinus cushion] shaped like a cushion …   Medical dictionary

  • pulvinate — pÊŒlvɪneɪt adj. resembling a cushion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pulvinate — pul·vi·nate …   English syllables

  • pulvinate — pul•vi•nate [[t]ˈpʌl vəˌneɪt[/t]] also pul′vi•nat ed adj. 1) archit. cushion shaped 2) having a pulvinus • Etymology: 1815–25; < L pulvīnātus cushioned =pulvīn(us) cushion + ātus ate I pul′vi•nate ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • pulvinate — /ˈpʌlvəneɪt/ (say pulvuhnayt) adjective 1. cushion shaped. 2. having a pulvinus. Also, pulvinated. {Latin pulvīnātus made into or like a cushion} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pulvinate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pulvinated — Pulvinate Pul vi*nate, Pulvinated Pul vi*na ted, a. [L. pulvinatus, fr. pulvinus a cushion, an elevation.] 1. (Arch.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the form of a cushion.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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