noun, plural pleu·rae [ploo r-ee] /ˈplʊər i/ for 1.
- pleural cavity,
- pleural fluid,
- pleural fremitus
Origin of pleura
noun, plural pleu·ra [ploo r-uh] /ˈplʊər ə/. Entomology.
Origin of pleuron
Examples from the Web for pleura
There were numerous other lesions in the heart and pleura, but these will account for the dropsy.
The pleura and diaphragm also showed a good deal of disease and some adhesion.Cattle and Their Diseases|Robert Jennings
In short, an abscess in the pericardium must be treated like an abscess in the pleura.
However, over the apex of the right pleural cavity, and the pleura now has two layers.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The left cavity of the pleura contained about twelve ounces of water; the right, about three ounces.Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart|John Collins Warren
noun plural pleurae (ˈplʊəriː)
Word Origin for pleura
noun plural pleura (ˈplʊərə)
Word Origin for pleuron
early 15c., medical Latin, from Greek pleura "side of the body, rib," also "flank of an army, page of a book," of unknown origin.