pulvillus

noun
pul·​vil·​lus | \ ˌpəlˈviləs \
plural pulvilli\ -​iˌlī \

Definition of pulvillus

: 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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History and Etymology for pulvillus

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

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“Pulvillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulvillus. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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