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The planktonic larva of some echinoderms, being somewhat triangular with lateral projections.
- ‘Another striking example of metamorphosis is the transformation of the pluteus stage larva of the sea urchin into the adult.’
- ‘Brittle stars also have pluteus larvae with skeletal spicules that resemble those of the urchin.’
Late 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘barrier’ (with reference to its shape).
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.