pluteus

[ploo-tee-uh s]
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noun, plural plu·te·i [ploo-tee-ahy] /ˈplu tiˌaɪ/, plu·te·us·es.

the free-swimming, bilaterally symmetrical larva of an echinoid or ophiuroid.

Nearby words

  1. plussage,
  2. plutarch,
  3. plutarch's lives,
  4. plutarchian,
  5. plutarchy,
  6. plutino,
  7. pluto,
  8. plutocracy,
  9. plutocrat,
  10. plutocratic

Origin of pluteus

1825–35; < New Latin; Latin: breastwork, movable shelter

Related formsplu·te·al, plu·te·an, adjective

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