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pleural

[ploo r-uh l]
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  1. Anatomy. of or relating to the pleura.
  2. Entomology. of or relating to a pleuron.
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Origin of pleural

First recorded in 1835–45; pleur(a), pleur(on) + -al1
Related formsin·ter·pleu·ral, adjectivetrans·pleu·ral, adjectivetrans·pleu·ral·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pleural

adj.

1835, from pleura + -al (1). Alternative pleuric is attested from 1825.

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