Pleura



[ploo r-uh] /ˈplʊər ə/

noun, plural pleurae
[ploo r-ee] /ˈplʊər i/ (Show IPA), for 1.
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. a delicate serous membrane investing each lung in mammals and folded back as a lining of the corresponding side of the thorax.
2.
plural of .
[ploo r-on] /ˈplʊər ɒn/
noun, plural pleura
[ploo r-uh] /ˈplʊər ə/ (Show IPA). Entomology.
1.
the lateral plate or plates of a thoracic segment of an insect.
/ˈplʊərə/
noun (pl) pleurae (ˈplʊəriː)
1.
the thin transparent serous membrane enveloping the lungs and lining the walls of the thoracic cavity
2.
the plural of pleuron
/ˈplʊərɒn/
noun (pl) pleura (ˈplʊərə)
1.
the part of the cuticle of arthropods that covers the lateral surface of a body segment
n.

early 15c., medical Latin, from Greek pleura “side of the body, rib,” also “flank of an army, page of a book,” of unknown origin.

pleura pleu·ra (plur’ə)
n. pl. pleu·rae (plur’ē)
The thin serous membrane that envelops each lung and folds back to make a lining for the chest cavity.
pleu’ral adj.
pleura
(plr’ə)
Plural pleurae (plr’ē)
A membrane that encloses each lung and lines the chest cavity.

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  • Pleurae

    [ploo r-uh] /ˈplʊər ə/ noun, plural pleurae [ploo r-ee] /ˈplʊər i/ (Show IPA), for 1. 1. Anatomy, Zoology. a delicate serous membrane investing each lung in mammals and folded back as a lining of the corresponding side of the thorax. 2. plural of . /ˈplʊərə/ noun (pl) pleurae (ˈplʊəriː) 1. the thin transparent serous membrane […]

  • Pleural

    [ploo r-uh l] /ˈplʊər əl/ adjective 1. Anatomy. of or relating to the . 2. Entomology. of or relating to a pleuron. adj. 1835, from pleura + -al (1). Alternative pleuric is attested from 1825.



  • Pleural-cavity

    noun 1. a narrow, fluid-filled space between the pleural membranes of the lung and the inner chest wall. pleural cavity n. The potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura. Also called pleural space.

  • Pleural fluid

    pleural fluid n. The thin film of fluid between the visceral and parietal pleurae.



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