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Pulvinar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pulvinar (Anat) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pulvinar Padded or padlike; cushiony; pillowy: as, the pulvinar prominence of the brain.
    • n pulvinar A pillow or cushion; a medicated cushion.
    • n pulvinar The posterior inner part of the optic thalamus, forming a prominence on its upper surface. Also called posterior tubercle.
    • n pulvinar The cushion of fat filling up the non-articular part of the acetabulum.
    • n pulvinar In Greco-Roman arch., a pillow-shaped or cushion-shaped detail; especially, in an Ionic capital, the drooping curve which joins two volutes on the same side.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pulvinar padded: formed like a cushion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a cushion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pulvillus, pulvinus, a cushion, pulvinar, a soft couch.

Usage

In literature:

But I do not approve of his witnessing the Circensian games from the Pulvinar.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Talibus amplifice vestis decorata figuris 265 Pulvinar conplexa suo velabat amictu.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
The images of the Deities in the Roman Circus, were also placed on a 'pulvinar.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
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In news:

Duis volutpat, felis in fringilla congue, lorem justo pulvinar massa, a varius lorem erat sed massa.
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