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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 of pleuron
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10, pleuron is from the Greek word pleurón rib, (plural) side
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  • On each side the tergum overlaps the sternum, and hangs down as a side-flap, or pleuron.

    The Life of Crustacea William Thomas Calman
  • But the anger of Artemis was not yet soothed, and she roused a strife between the men of pleuron and the men of Kalydon.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • For Meleagros sought to have the head, and the Kouretes of pleuron cared not to take the hide only for their portion.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • From the median tubercle to the outer edge of the pleuron of the second thoracic segment the distance is 3.7 mm.

British Dictionary definitions for pleuron

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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