[ suhb-ploo r-uh l ]
/ sʌbˈplʊər əl /


situated under the pleura.

Origin of subpleural

First recorded in 1860–65; sub- + pleural Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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