[ploo r-uh l]


Anatomy. of or relating to the pleura.
Entomology. of or relating to a pleuron.

Origin of pleural

First recorded in 1835–45; pleur(a), pleur(on) + -al1
Related formsin·ter·pleu·ral, adjectivetrans·pleu·ral, adjectivetrans·pleu·ral·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for pleural

1835, from pleura + -al (1). Alternative pleuric is attested from 1825.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper