Definition of Pluteus

1. Noun. A large genus of fungi belonging to the family Pluteaceae; the shape of the cap resembles a roof; often abundant early in the summer.




Definition of Pluteus

1. n. The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.

Definition of Pluteus

1. Noun. (architecture) A low screen between columns, especially one that surrounds the choir of a church ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The free-swimming larvae of echinoderms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pluteus

1. the larva of a sea urchin [n -TEI]

Medical Definition of Pluteus

1. Origin: L, a shed. The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pluteus

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plusing
plusquam-
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plussage
plussages
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plutei
pluterperfect
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pluteus (current term)
pluteuses
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plutinos
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plutocracies
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plutodemocracies
plutodemocracy
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Literary usage of Pluteus

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1. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
"All parts of this creature, which is called a pluteus, are strengthened by a framework of calcareous rods tipped with orange colour, all the rest being ..."

2. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1901)
"GENUS pluteus The members of the genus pluteus are fleshy fungi with pink ... Eleven species are known from the United States, of which pluteus cervinus, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Development may be direct or through the larval form called pluteus, which is provided in its later stages with long processes supported by movable ..."

4. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"They are also significant for the reason that they are alwais present, whereas the other arms may be more or less suppressed. The pluteus larvae, unlike the ..."

5. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George. Massee (1893)
"The species grow on wood. When young, the gills are white, then pale salmon-colour or flesh-colour, in some species with a shade of yellow. pluteus, Fries ..."

6. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"But instead of the former lateral mouth of the pluteus, there now appears a central mouth for the Echinoderm. I have not been able to decide whether the ..."

7. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"Embryonic development of Echinus:—±, pluteus larva at the time of the first appearance of the ... of the pluteus, and to push themselves through it; whilst, ..."

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