pleuron

[ ploor-on ]
/ ˈplʊər ɒn /

noun, plural pleu·ra [ploor-uh]. /ˈplʊər ə/. Entomology.

the lateral plate or plates of a thoracic segment of an insect.

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Origin of pleuron

First recorded in 1700–10, pleuron is from the Greek word pleurón rib, (plural) side
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Example sentences from the Web for pleuron

  • But the anger of Artemis was not yet soothed, and she roused a strife between the men of Pleuron and the men of Kalydon.

  • From the median tubercle to the outer edge of the pleuron of the second thoracic segment the distance is 3.7 mm.

  • For Meleagros sought to have the head, and the Kouretes of Pleuron cared not to take the hide only for their portion.

  • On each side the tergum overlaps the sternum, and hangs down as a side-flap, or pleuron.

    The Life of Crustacea|William Thomas Calman

British Dictionary definitions for pleuron

pleuron
/ (ˈplʊərɒn) /

noun plural pleura (ˈplʊərə)

the part of the cuticle of arthropods that covers the lateral surface of a body segment

Word Origin for pleuron

C18: from Greek: side
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