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Pulvinar (English /pəlˈvnər/) 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