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Pluteus


Plu′te-us

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Noun.
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pl. L.
Plutei
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, E.
Pluteuses
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[L., a shed.]
(Zool.)
The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.

Definition 2022


pluteus

pluteus

English

Noun

pluteus (plural pluteuses or plutei)

  1. (architecture) A low screen between columns, especially one that surrounds the choir of a church
  2. (zoology) The free-swimming larvae of echinoderms.

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Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

Unknown[1]

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈplu.te.us/, [ˈpɫʊ.te.ʊs]

Noun

pluteus m (genitive pluteī); second declension

  1. A form of protective shed or breastwork
  2. A moveable screen

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pluteus pluteī
genitive pluteī pluteōrum
dative pluteō pluteīs
accusative pluteum pluteōs
ablative pluteō pluteīs
vocative plutee pluteī

References

  1. Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), pluteus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume II, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 595