[ploo r-uh l] /ˈplʊər əl/
Anatomy. of or relating to the .
Entomology. of or relating to a pleuron.
1835, from pleura + -al (1). Alternative pleuric is attested from 1825.
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.
- Pleural fremitus
pleural fremitus n. The vibration in the chest wall produced by the rubbing together of the roughened opposing surfaces of the pleura.
pleuralgia pleu·ral·gi·a (plu-rāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. See pleurodynia.