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pleural

[ploo r-uh l] /ˈplʊər əl/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of or relating to the pleura.
2.
Entomology. of or relating to a pleuron.
Origin of pleural
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; pleur(a), pleur(on) + -al1
Related forms
interpleural, adjective
transpleural, adjective
transpleurally, 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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