pelta

noun
pel·ta | \ˈpeltə\
plural peltae\-ˌtē, -ˌtī \

Definition of pelta 

1 : a small light shield used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

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

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History and Etymology for pelta

Latin, small shield, from Greek peltē; perhaps akin to Latin pellis skin

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