The left cavity of the pleura contained about twelve ounces of water; the right, about three ounces.
The pleura may reach as high as the medial border of the rib.
The right cavity of the pleura contained a moderate quantity of water; the left, scarcely any.
On the 19th January, some liquid appeared in the pleura on the same side.
The greater number occupied the surface of the lungs and intestines; some few, however, were enclosed in cysts beneath the pleura.
On the left side was a small abscess, under the pleura costalis.
He attributed inflammations of the liver, of the pleura, colicky disturbances of the intestines, to this cause.
Yet they did not seem to suffer; the pins did not penetrate the pleura or lodge in the processes.
Care must be taken not to injure the pleura, which lies immediately behind and below the vessel at the seat of ligature.
The cavity of the chest in which the lungs are suspended is also lined by the pleura.
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.