pleural cavity


a narrow, fluid-filled space between the pleural membranes of the lung and the inner chest wall.

Origin of pleural cavity

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for pleural cavity

pleural cavity


The potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura.pleural space
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