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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Padded or padlike; cushiony; pillowy: as, the pulvinar prominence of the brain.
  • n. A pillow or cushion; a medicated cushion.
  • n. The posterior inner part of the optic thalamus, forming a prominence on its upper surface. Also called posterior tubercle.
  • n. The cushion of fat filling up the non-articular part of the acetabulum.
  • n. 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.

Etymologies

Latin, a cushion. (Wiktionary)

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