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WORDS THAT USE PLEUR-
What does pleur- mean?
Pleur- is a combining form used like a prefix variously meaning “side,” “rib,” “lateral,” and “pleura.” Pleura is a term for the membrane around the lungs and makes a lining for the chest cavity; its adjective form is pleural.
Pleur- comes from the Greek pleurá, meaning “side (of the body); rib.”
Pleur– is a variant of pleuro-, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of pleur-
An example of a medical term you may have encountered that features pleur- is pleuralgia, meaning “pain in the chest or side.”
The first part of the word, pleur-, means “side,” as in the side of the body. The second portion of the word, -algia, means “pain.” Pleuralgia, then, literally translates to “side pain.”
What are some words that use the combining form pleur-?
What are some other forms that pleur- may be commonly confused with?
While identical in pronunciation and close spelling, the adjectives pleural (which is related to pleur-) and plural are not related. Discover the history of plural at our entry for the word.
Example sentences from the Web for pleur-
Woodward thought that the openings were "only the fulcral points on which the pleur move."The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond
Notre cur qui est mort tait si bon, si humain que nous l'avons tous pleur.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
Both the lung-tissue and pleur are commonly inflamed in this disease.
On opening the chest, slight hemorrhages may be noted in the pericardium and in the visceral and costal pleur.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
"Tu as pleur la mort du roi," said the judges to the mother, charging her also with having put on mourning on the occasion.Four Years in France|Henry Digby Beste