pleural

[ ploo r-uh l ]
/ ˈplʊər əl /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. plethysmometry,
  2. pleugh,
  3. pleur-,
  4. pleura,
  5. pleurae,
  6. pleural cavity,
  7. pleural fluid,
  8. pleural fremitus,
  9. pleural ring,
  10. pleural space

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

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Word Origin and History for pleural

pleural

adj.

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

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