noun pul·vil·lus \ˌpəlˈviləs\

Definition of pulvillus



  1. :  a pad often covered with short hairs or an organ or process resembling or functioning like a cushion or sucker that occurs on an insect's foot between the claws of the last segment and often forms an adhesive organ

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Origin and Etymology of pulvillus

New Latin, from Latin, small cushion, diminutive of pulvinus cushion

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