pleuro-


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pleuro-

or pleur-
pref.
1. Side; lateral: pleurodont.
2. Pleura; pleural: pleurotomy.

[Greek, from pleura, side, rib.]

pleuro-

or before a vowel

pleur-

combining form
1. of or relating to the side: pleurodont; pleurodynia.
2. (Anatomy) indicating the pleura: pleurotomy.
[from Greek pleura side]

pleuro-

a combining form meaning “side,” “rib,” “lateral,” “pleura”: pleuropneumonia.
Also, esp. before a vowel,pleur-.
[see pleura, -o-]
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