a combining form meaning “side,” “rib,” “lateral,” “pleura,” used in the formation of compound words: pleuropneumonia.
Also, especially before a vowel, pleur-.

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pleuro- or (before a vowel) pleur-
combining form
1.  of or relating to the side: pleurodont; pleurodynia
2.  indicating the pleura: pleurotomy
[from Greek pleura side]
pleur- or (before a vowel) pleur-
combining form
[from Greek pleura side]

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pleuro- or pleur-

  1. Side; lateral: pleurocentrum.

  2. Pleura; pleural: pleurotomy.

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