noun, plural pleu·rae [ploo r-ee] /ˈplʊər i/ for 1.
Origin of pleura
noun, plural pleu·ra [ploo r-uh] /ˈplʊər ə/. Entomology.
Origin of pleuron
Related Words for pleurabronchi, alveolus, hip, ham, thigh, hand, quarter, wing, side, loin, pleuron
Examples from the Web for pleura
Historical Examples of pleura
The pleura and diaphragm also showed a good deal of disease and some adhesion.Cattle and Their Diseases
The pleura may reach as high as the medial border of the rib.
On the 19th January, some liquid appeared in the pleura on the same side.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916
On the left side was a small abscess, under the pleura costalis.
I have occasionally found them free in the cavities of the abdomen and pleura.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
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.