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[pep-luh s] /ˈpɛp ləs/
noun, plural peploses.
a loose-fitting outer garment worn, draped in folds, by women in ancient Greece.
Origin of peplos
1770-80; < Greek péplos (masculine)
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[pep-luh st] /ˈpɛp ləst/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -loses, -luses
(in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waist Also called peplum
Word Origin
C18: from Greek, of obscure origin
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peplos in Medicine

peplos pep·los (pěp'ləs, -lŏs')
n. pl. pep·los·es
The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.

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