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1. (Animals) zoology the larva of a sea urchin
2. (Historical Terms) Roman history a wooden frame used by the Romans for protection during a siege
3. (Architecture) architect a wall or podium used by the Romans for displaying statues
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Noun1.pluteus - a large genus of fungi belonging to the family PluteaceaePluteus - a large genus of fungi belonging to the family Pluteaceae; the shape of the cap resembles a roof; often abundant early in the summer
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Pluteaceae, Pluteaceae - a family of fungi belonging to the order Agaricales
Pluteus aurantiorugosus - an agaric with a brilliant scarlet cap and a slender stalk
Pluteus magnus, sawdust mushroom - an edible agaric found in piles of hardwood sawdust; the caps are black and coarsely wrinkled
deer mushroom, Pluteus cervinus - a small edible agaric with a slender stalk; usually found on rotting hardwoods
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The resulting 4-arm pluteus develops a third pair of arms, the posterodorsal arms (PDA), in consequence of the growth of an additional pair of spicules.
Table 1 Percent of ribosomes in polysomes for developmental stagesof the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri Developmental stage Percent ribosomes in polysomes ([+ or -]SE) Blastula (n = 4) 45.5% ([+ or -]1.1) Blastula (n = 5) 44.4% ([+ or -]0.4) Blastula (n = 5) 37.8% ([+ or -]0.8) Average 42.3% ([+ or -]1.0) Gastrula (n = 4) 75.0% ([+ or -]1.3) Pluteus larva (n = 4) 58.1% ([+ or -]0.6) The data in Figure 1 show the accumulated total for all polysomes, independent of the number of ribosomes on an mRNA transcript.
About 3 days post fertilization (dpf), the embryos developed to the early 4-arm pluteus stage and were capable of feeding.
They found temporally changing patterns of gene expression during the early, almost totally bilaterally symmetrical, developmental stages of the pluteus larvae of H.
Suspension feeding by marine invertebrate larvae: clearance of particles by ciliated bands of a rotifer, pluteus. and trochophore.
However, significant differences (P> 0.05) were noted in morphometric characteristics of 2-arm and 4-arm pluteus larvae.
Pluteus recolectados no VIII Encontro Micologico do Atlantico (Vinhais, Portugal).
Atendiendo a sus caracteristicas y el grado de deterioro puede que conformara un pequeno pluteus que separaria el espacio central y abierto de los ambulacra.
Toxic effects of cadmium on fertilizing capability of spermatozoa, dynamics of the first cleavage and pluteus formation in the sea urchin Anthocidaris crassispina (Agassiz).
Paracrias pluteus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Brazil: new distribution and host records, and with a new host group for Paracrias.