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pleuron

[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.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek pleurón rib, (plural) side
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  • It is one of the species with the thoracic pleuron largely brown and with the abdomen partially brown.
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pleuron

/ˈplʊərɒn/
noun (pl) pleura (ˈplʊərə)
1.
the part of the cuticle of arthropods that covers the lateral surface of a body segment
Word Origin
C18: from Greek: side
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