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cushion

 [koosh´un]
a fleshy, padlike anatomical structure.
endocardial c's swellings that form on the dorsal and ventral walls of the atrioventricular canal of the embryonic heart during the fourth week of gestation. As they are invaded by mesenchymal cells during the fifth week, they approach each other and fuse, dividing the atrioventricular canal into right and left canals.

cush·ion

(kush'ŭn),
In anatomy, any structure resembling a pad or cushion.

cush·ion

(kush'ŭn)
1. anatomy Any padlike structure.
2. Any padded surface used to prevent pressure sores.

cush·ion

(kush'ŭn)
In anatomy, any structure resembling a pad or cushion.
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"We are encouraging all of our manufacturers to use Reflex Polymer Cushioning," George says.
"For years, the biggest problem facing the industry has been the cushioning in upholstery," George says.
Layer crushing and sectional bulging tended to suggest that air flow through the open cell structure influenced the deformation mechanism and therefore had some bearing on cushioning performance.
Dynamic performance curves for 5-cm-thick non-voided foam samples (by changing area) and voided specimens indicated that the introduction of square voids significantly improved cushioning ability at higher static loads [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 6 OMITTED].
Typical cushioning materials are foams, in various densities and thicknesses, and solid elastomers.
Materials of this type are used in applications requiring a combination of cushioning and resilience, such as shoe inserts, gaskets and constant-load contact switches.
On the other hand, performance trainers are characterized by thicker treads, added heel cushioning and more arch support than racing flats.
These have a little bit more cushioning and a bit more support than racing flats.