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pertaining to the pleura, a serous membrane lining the thorax and enveloping the lungs: pleural pneumonia
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n. pl. pleu·rae (plo͝or′ē)
A thin serous membrane in mammals that envelops each lung and folds back to make a lining for the chest cavity.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, side, rib.]
Plural of pleuron.
n. pl. pleu·ra (plo͝or′ə)
Either of the two lateral portions of a body segment of an arthropod.
[New Latin, from Greek, side, rib.]
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|Adj.||1.||pleural - of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax; "pleural muscles"|
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pleural[ˈplʊər/əl] adj → pleurico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. pleural, rel. a la pleura;
___ cavity → cavidad ___;
___ effusion → derrame ___;
___ fibrosis → fibrosis ___;
___ mesothelioma → endotelioma maligno ___.
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