plumatella

noun
plu·​ma·​tel·​la | \ ˌplüməˈtelə \

Definition of plumatella

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Plumatellidae) of freshwater phylactolaematous bryozoans having a chitinous ectocyst and forming branching colonies
2 plural -s : any bryozoan of the genus Plumatella

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for plumatella

New Latin, from Latin plumatus covered with feathers + New Latin -ella

Learn More About plumatella

Dictionary Entries Near plumatella

plumate

plumatella

plumb

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for plumatella

Cite this Entry

“Plumatella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumatella. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!