Free-swimming ciliated larval stage of some echinoderms.
A protective screen.
- a large genus of fungi belonging to the family PluteaceaeFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=Pluteus
Protective screen.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20764
, English Pluteuses
. [ Latin , a shed.] (Zoology)
The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/112
genus Pluteus noun
a large genus of fungi belonging to the family Pluteaceae; the shape of the cap resembles a roof; often abundant early in the summerFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=Pluteus
• (n.) The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pluteus/
(from the article `reproduction`) ...and development (larva and pupa–adult) and two periods of small size (fertilized egg and imaginal disks). A somewhat similar phenomenon is found ... ...progressive changes. In other animals, the alteration between the larval and the adult forms may be much more drastic. The egg of a sea urchin, ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/81
pluteus (s) 1. The free-swimming, bilaterally symmetrical larva of an echinoid or ophiuroid. 2. The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/3366/
Pluteus is a large genus of fungi with over 300 species. They are wood rotting saprobes with pink spore prints and gills that are free from the stem. Pluteus means shed or penthouse. ==Characteristics of the genus == Pluteus is separated from Volvariella due to the lack of a volva, and from Entoloma by growing on wood and by microscopic features (...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluteus
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