Pulverulence to Punctum

(Pul*ver"u*lence) n. The state of being pulverulent; abundance of dust or powder; dustiness.

(Pul*ver"u*lent) a. [L. pulverulentus, fr. pulvis, pulveris, dust, powder: cf. F. pulvérulent.] Consisting of, or reducible to, fine powder; covered with dust or powder; powdery; dusty.

(Pul"vil) n. [It. polviglio, fr. L. pulvis, pulveris, dust, powder: cf. Sp. polvillo.] A sweet-scented powder; pulvillio. [Written also pulville.] [Obs.] Gay.

(Pul"vil), v. t. To apply pulvil to. [Obs.] Congreve.

(Pul*vil"li*o Pul*vil"lo) n. [See Pulvil.] A kind of perfume in the form of a powder, formerly much used, — often in little bags.

Smells of incense, ambergris, and pulvillios.

(||Pul*vil"lus) n.; pl. Pulvilli [L., a little cushion.] (Zoöl.) One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects.

(||Pul*vi"nar) n. [L., a cushion.] (Anat.) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.

(Pul"vi*nate Pul"vi*na`ted) a. [L. pulvinatus, fr. pulvinus a cushion, an elevation.]

1. (Arch.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze. Brande & C.

2. (Zoöl.) Having the form of a cushion.

(Pul*vin"ic) a. [From Vulpinic, by transposition of the letters.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the decomposition of vulpinic acid, as a white crystalline substance.

(||Pul*vin"u*lus) n.; pl. Pulvinuli [L., a little mound.] (Zoöl.) Same as Pulvillus.

(Pu"ma) n. [Peruv. puma.] (Zoöl.) A large American carnivore found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Called also catamount, cougar, American lion, mountain lion, and panther or painter.

(Pume) n. (Zoöl.) A stint.

(Pu"mi*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pumicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pumicating.] [L. pumicatus, p. p. of pumicare to pumicate, fr. pumex. See Pumice.] To make smooth with pumice. [R.]

(Pum"ice) n. [L. pumex, pumicis, prob. akin to spuma foam: cf. AS. pumic- stan. Cf. Pounce a powder, Spume.] (Min.) A very light porous volcanic scoria, usually of a gray color, the pores of which are capillary and parallel, giving it a fibrous structure. It is supposed to be produced by the disengagement of watery vapor without liquid or plastic lava. It is much used, esp. in the form of powder, for smoothing and polishing. Called also pumice stone.

(Pum"iced) a. (Far.) Affected with a kind of chronic laminitis in which there is a growth of soft spongy horn between the coffin bone and the hoof wall. The disease is called pumiced foot, or pumice foot.

(Pu*mi`ceous) a. [L. pumiceus.] Of or pertaining to pumice; resembling pumice.

Pumice stone
(Pum"ice stone`) Same as Pumice.

(Pu*mic"i*form) a. [Pumice + -form.] Resembling, or having the structure of, pumice.

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