Pluteuses
Pluteus Plu"te*us, n.; pl. L. {Plutei}, E. {Pluteuses}. [L., a shed.] (Zo["o]l.) The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods. [1913 Webster]

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  • Plutei — Pluteus Plu te*us, n.; pl. L. {Plutei}, E. {Pluteuses}. [L., a shed.] (Zo[ o]l.) The free swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pluteus — Plu te*us, n.; pl. L. {Plutei}, E. {Pluteuses}. [L., a shed.] (Zo[ o]l.) The free swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pluteus — pluteal, plutean, adj. /plooh tee euhs/, n., pl. plutei / tee uy /, pluteuses. the free swimming, bilaterally symmetrical larva of an echinoid or ophiuroid. [1825 35; < NL; L: breastwork, movable shelter] * * * …   Universalium

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