pluteus

noun plu·te·us \ˈplütēəs\

Definition of pluteus

plural

plutei

\-ēˌī\ also

pluteuses

  1. 1a :  a low wall or parapet in ancient Roman architecture; especially :  one used as a partition between the bases of columns b :  an ancient Roman reading desk or storage place for manuscripts

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] :  the free-swimming bilaterally symmetrical larva of a sea urchin or ophiuran distinguished by several slender anteriorly projecting processes enclosing calcareous rods

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Origin and Etymology of pluteus

Latin


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