Pulvinar can mean:
- The pulvinar thalami, comprising the pulvinar nuclei within the thalamus (part of the brain)
- A layer of extrasynovial fibrofatty tissue contained within the acetabular fossa of the hip
- The pulvinar tunicae internae segmenti arterialis anastomosis arteriovenae glomeriformis, part of a glomus body
- An ancient Roman instance of an empty throne ( hetoimasia), a cushioned couch for occupation by a deity in various religions
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pulvinar \Pul*vi"nar\, n. [L., a cushion.] (Anat.) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.
n. (context anatomy English) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.
Usage examples of "pulvinar".
His ivory statue was to be carried in the parade of the gods and have an identical pulvinar base.