\pˈʌlvɪlə], \pˈʌlvɪlə], \p_ˈʌ_l_v_ɪ_l_ə]\
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By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By J.H. Kenneth
pul'vi-lÃ¤r, adj. cushion or pad-like.--adj. PULVIL'LIFORM, like a pulvillus.--n. PULVIL'LUS, a foot-pad between the clavi of the terminal tarsal joint of an insect's leg--also PULVIN'ULUS.--adj. PULV[=I]'NAR, padded: formed like a cushion.--n. a pillow or cushion: a peculiar prominence on a part of the human brain.--adjs. PUL'VIN[=A]TE, -D, PULVIN'IFORM, cushion-shaped. [L. pulvillus, pulvinus, a cushion, pulvinar, a soft couch.]
By Thomas Davidson
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- That portion electromagnetic spectrum immediately below visible range extending into x-ray frequencies. longer near-biotic vital necessary for endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic extravital rays) viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, carcinogenic used as disinfectants.