Zool. a cushionlike part between the tarsal claws of many insects, as dipterans
Origin of pulvillusModern Latin ; from Classical Latin small cushion, contr. ; from pulvinulus, diminutive of pulvinus, cushion
A soft, cushionlike pad on the foot of an insect, such as the housefly, by which it clings to a surface.
Origin of pulvillusLatin, short for pulvīnulus, diminutive of pulvīnus, cushion.
- (zoology) One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects.
Latin, a little cushion.