subpleural

[ suhb-ploo r-uh l ]
/ sʌbˈplʊər əl /

adjective

situated under the pleura.

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Origin of subpleural

First recorded in 1860–65; sub- + pleural
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Example sentences from the Web for subpleural

  • Subpleural hemorrhages, thickening of the pleura, purulent or fibrinous pleurisy are common lesions.

    Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
  • The blood-vessels were dilated, particularly in the subpleural part of the organ.

    Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson