- the lateral plate or plates of a thoracic segment of an insect.
Origin of pleuron
First recorded in 1700–10, pleuron is from the Greek word pleurón rib, (plural) side
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Examples from the Web for pleuron
On each side the tergum overlaps the sternum, and hangs down as a side-flap, or pleuron.The Life of Crustacea
William Thomas Calman
But the anger of Artemis was not yet soothed, and she roused a strife between the men of Pleuron and the men of Kalydon.
For Meleagros sought to have the head, and the Kouretes of Pleuron cared not to take the hide only for their portion.
From the median tubercle to the outer edge of the pleuron of the second thoracic segment the distance is 3.7 mm.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites
Percy Edward Raymond
- the part of the cuticle of arthropods that covers the lateral surface of a body segment
C18: from Greek: side
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