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a. the fleshy cushion-like underpart of the foot of a cat, dog, etc.
b. any of the parts constituting such a structure
2. Entomol a nontechnical name for pulvillus
3. the large flat floating leaf of the water lily
4. Electronics a resistive attenuator network inserted in the path of a signal to reduce amplitude or to match one circuit to another


An isolated mass of concrete forming a foundation.



a term used in Siberia and the Soviet Far East to designate ravines and the valleys of streams and small rivers.


(aerospace engineering)
A small circumscribed mass of fatty tissue, as in terminal phalanges of the fingers or the underside of the toes of an animal, such as a dog.
An arrangement of fixed resistors used to reduce the strength of a radio-frequency or audio-frequency signal by a desired fixed amount without introducing appreciable distortion. Also known as fixed attenuator.
A layer of material used as a cushion or for protection.
A projection of excess metal on a casting forging, or welded part.
An area within an airstrip or airway that is used for warming up the motors of an airplane before takeoff.
A block of stone or masonry set on a wall to distribute a load that is concentrated at that portion of the wall. Also known as padstone.
That portion of an airstrip or airway from which an airplane leaves the ground on takeoff or first touches the ground on landing.
The brickwork that is beneath the molten iron at the base of a blast furnace.

padstone, pad

A strong block bedded on a wall to distribute a concentrated load; a template, 2.



(1) To fill a data structure with bits or characters. See padding.

(2) (PAD) (Packet Assembler/Disassembler) A communications device that formats outgoing data into packets of the required length for transmission in an X.25 packet switching network. It also strips the data out of incoming packets.

(3) An iPad-like tablet computer. See iPad and tablet computer.
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Biomechanical and kinematic influences of a total infrapatellar fat pad resection on the knee.
DDE isomer/ Average age Serum Mammary fat pad treatment (months) (a) (ng/g lipid) (ng/g lipid) (a) group (a) p,p'-DDE Control 13.
375% level of oligofructose improved per cent hot carcass weight and per cent breast weight while per cent fat pad was lowered [13].
The same hierarchy can be seen in the weight of fatty liver and subcutaneous adipose tissue or abdominal fat pad from the two breeds (Table 1).
Stable expression of miR-31 in metastatic MDA-MB-231 cells reduced invasion and motility by 10-20-fold--and when injected into the mammary fat pad of mice, the resultant tumours remained well encapsulated and non-invasive.
There is, though, a highly vascular fat pad located beneath the ITB at this location.
Tosh and colleagues randomized 133 adults aged 50-88 years to receive the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in either the deltoid muscle or the deltoid fat pad.
A 4- to 5-cm transverse incision was made in the midline through skin and subcutaneous tissue to expose the abdominal fat pad (Figure 4a, 4b).
These resources revealed that the muscle belly of scalenus anterior is located below the level of C6 deep in the root of the neck, covered by various structures including the clavicular head of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and a substantial fat pad.
TABLE: Symptoms often associated with lipodystrophy Fat accumulation Fat wasting (hypertrophy) (atrophy) [up arrow] visceral fat [up arrow] subcutaneous fat [up arrow] abdominal girth in legs and arms [up arrow] dorsocervical fat pad [up arrow] gluteal fat (buffalo hump and/or [up arrow] buccal fat pad horse collar) [up arrow] fat at temples [up arrow] breast hypertrophy (gynecomastia) [up arrow] lipomas Lipid and glucose Other symptoms metabolism [up arrow] triglycerides * hypertension [up arrow] LDL cholesterol * dry skin [up arrow] HDL cholesterol * brittle hair and nails [up arrow] blood glucose * sexual dysfunction [up arrow] insulin resistance * loss of bone mineral density (osteoporosis and osteonecrosis) [up arrow] serum lactate [up arrow] lactic acidosis