noun pel·ta \ˈpeltə\

Definition of pelta



\-ˌtē, -ˌtī\
  1. 1 :  a small light shield used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] :  a body of unknown function found in association with the blepharoplast of a flagellate

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Origin and Etymology of pelta

Latin, small shield, from Greek peltē; perhaps akin to Latin pellis skin — more at fell

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a brief usually trivial fact

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