pleurae

pleura

[ploor-uh]
noun, plural pleurae [ploor-ee] , 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 pleuron.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin < Greek pleurá (singular) side, rib

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pleura (ˈplʊərə)
 
n , pl pleurae
1.  the thin transparent serous membrane enveloping the lungs and lining the walls of the thoracic cavity
2.  the plural of pleuron
 
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek: side, rib]
 
'pleural
 
adj

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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.
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pleura   (plr'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural pleurae (plr'ē)
A membrane that encloses each lung and lines the chest cavity.
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