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.
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
Usage examples of "pulvinar".
His ivory statue was to be carried in the parade of the gods and have an identical pulvinar base.