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Webster 1913 Edition


Pleura


Pleu′ra

,
Noun.
,
pl.
of
Pleuron
.

Pleu′ra

,
Noun.
;
pl. L.
Pleuræ
(#)
, E.
Pleuras
(#)
.
[NL.,
Noun.
fem.
, fr. Gr. [GREEK] a rib, the side.]
1.
(Anat.)
(a)
The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.
(b)
The closed sac formed by the pleural membrane about each lung, or the fold of membrane connecting each lung with the body wall.
2.
(Zool.)
Same as
Pleuron
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pleura

PLEU'RA

,
Noun.
[Gr. the side.] In anatomy, a thin membrane which covers the inside of the thorax.

Definition 2022


pleura

pleura

English

Noun

pleura (plural pleurae)

  1. (anatomy) The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.
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Etymology 2

Noun

pleura

  1. plural of pleuron

French

Verb

pleura

  1. third-person singular past historic of pleurer

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Italian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek πλευρά (pleurá, a rib, a side of something).

Noun

pleura f (plural pleure)

  1. (anatomy) pleura

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Portuguese

Noun

pleura f (plural pleuras)

  1. (anatomy) pleura (serous membrane that covers the lungs and thorax)

Spanish

Noun

pleura f (plural pleuras)

  1. (anatomy) pleura