Definition of Pulvillus

1. n. One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects.



Definition of Pulvillus

1. a pad between the claws of an insect's foot [n -LI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulvillus

pulverous
pulvers
pulverulence
pulverulent
pulverulently
pulverulentous
pulverulous
pulvil
pulvilio
pulvilios
pulvillar
pulville
pulvilled
pulvilles
pulvilli
pulvillus (current term)
pulvils
pulvinae
pulvinar
pulvinars
pulvinate
pulvini
pulvinic acid
pulvinoid
pulvinus
pulwar
pulwars
puly
puma
pumalike

Literary usage of Pulvillus

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1. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"The tarsus is normal as far as the extremity of the terminal joint, and the abnormality consists entirely in repetition of claws and pulvillus. ..."

2. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"with a pair of notched CLAWS, a sticky pad (pulvillus) and TACTILE HAIRS. (Fig. 178.) When the Bee is walking up a rough surface, the points of the claws ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1905)
"9 , there is apparently a minute or rudimentary pulvillus. ... the pulvillus is quite distinct. In the male of the Chilian /.. dubius there is a long ..."

4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1902)
"In the male sex is a distinct pulvillus which is absent in the female. Tarsal claws in male cleft ; in the female squarely toothed within basally. ..."

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