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 (pŭl-vī′nəs, -vē′-)
n. pl. pul·vi·ni (-nī′)
A cushionlike swelling at the base of the stalk of a leaf or leaflet.

[Latin pulvīnus, cushion.]


n, pl -ni (-naɪ)
(Botany) a swelling at the base of a leafstalk: changes in its turgor pressure cause changes in the position of the leaf
[C19: from Latin: cushion]


(pʌlˈvaɪ nəs)

n., pl. -ni (-nī).
a cushionlike swelling at the base of a leaf or leaflet, at the point of junction with the stem.
[1855–60; < Latin pulvīnus cushion]
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EHD needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of cattle with clinical signs that include fever; stomatitis; lameness; salivation; redness and scaling of the nose and lips; swelling of the tongue; and erosions of the pulvinus dentalis, palatinum, and nose.