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1. Having feathers or featherlike growths; feathered.
2. Resembling a plume; feathery.

[Latin plūmōsus, from plūma, feather.]

plu′mose′ly adv.
plu·mos′i·ty (-mŏs′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˈpluːməʊs; -məʊz)
(Zoology) another word for plumate
[C17: from Latin plūmōsus feathery]
ˈplumosely adv
plumosity n


(ˈplu moʊs)

1. having feathers or plumes; feathered.
2. like a feather or plume.
[1720–30; < Latin plūmōsus. See plume, -ose1]
plu′mose•ly, adv.
plu•mos•i•ty (pluˈmɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plumose - having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
feathered - having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends"
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Volume III, AUS to BIS, you will find that bees are a 'large and natural family of the zoological order Hymenoptera, characterized by the plumose form of many of their hairs, by the large size of the basal segment of the foot .
Mesoventral groove short, not extending to base of fixed finger; apical striate or plumose setae of male flagellum complex not obviously modified or flattened 5
The female of Sesarma haematocheir has four pairs of abdominal appendages; each bears one plumose and one non-plumose ovigerous seta (see Saigusa, 1994).
Here, the mineral occurs rather abundantly as white, splintery-to-acicular crystals, sometimes in plumose bundles, on brecciated rock fragments.
Arista densely plumose (setulae short, black and closely appressed against stem), except P.
5 times as long as pedicel, basal 1/4 of arista becoming thick, basal 3/4 of arista plumose, most of aristal hairs about 1.
Flagellum complex typical of Eremobates group with apical plumose bristle large, flattened, occupying approximately 90% of mesoventral groove.
2] animals often possessed pleopods about normal postlarval size and bearing long plumose setae (as in the postlarva); less often (in 31.
Heslop-Harrison and Shivanna (1977) defined plumose stigmas as those with receptive cells dispersed on multiseriate branches.
Hairs plumose, most inclined, a few vertical; feathery hairs absent; metatarsi and tarsi not ventrally hirsute; 1st and 2nd metatarsi and tarsi with many long, curled hairs.
The scaphognathite bears four to six plumose setae on the outer margin; the proximal lobe is completely fused with the protopod.