Pulvillus definitions

pŭl-vĭl'əs
A soft, cushionlike pad on the foot of an insect, such as the housefly, by which it clings to a surface.
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A cushionlike part between the tarsal claws of many insects, as dipterans.
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A soft, cushionlike pad on the foot of an insect, such as the housefly, by which it clings to a surface.
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(zoology) One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects.
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Origin of pulvillus

Latin short for pulvīnulus diminutive of pulvīnus cushion