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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
4. (Furniture) a book shelf
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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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VII 1230), L = Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plutei 40.
Briefly, dry sperm was diluted in ASW at a ratio of 1:1,000, added to ASW-washed eggs at a sperm-to-egg ratio of 15,000:1, and incubated in 10 mL polystyrene multiwell dishes until plutei larvae were obtained (72 h, 18[degrees]C, in the dark).
All embryonic stages and the first larval stage are pre-nervous, with the first neurons arising at the prism 2 stage and the plutei possessing the larval nervous system.