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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.]

pleu·ral adj.


n, pl pleura (ˈplʊərə)
(Zoology) the part of the cuticle of arthropods that covers the lateral surface of a body segment
[C18: from Greek: side]
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Thoas, son of Andraemon, commanded the Aetolians, who dwelt in Pleuron, Olenus, Pylene, Chalcis by the sea, and rocky Calydon, for the great king Oeneus had now no sons living, and was himself dead, as was also golden-haired Meleager, who had been set over the Aetolians to be their king.
Thoracic pleuron glossy brown without microtomentum except for anteroventral portion of anepisternum, ventral 2/3 of katepisternum and posteroventral portion of katepimeron black.
Male abdomen: Pleuron with large dome-like differentiated area on segment 4 (occupying approximately ventral 3A of pleuron 4); hypandrium with a very short anterior plate and strong posterodorsal arms connecting to phallic plate, dorsolateral margin of posterodorsal arm with a prominent lobe (Fig.
Angulos posteriores del pronoto poco obtusos o casi rectos, doblados o replegados hacia el pleuron.
Head partly yellowish, thorax dark brown with one dorsal grayish stripe, pleuron with densily gray and dark brown pruinescence, female paler than male.
De Bou, largo y pleuron, costilla, porque los filamentos de sus hojas tiene semejanza a las costillas).
Yellowish brown, head partly yellow and shiny; pleuron shiny yellowish brown and bare; thorax with two longitudinal wide yellowish brown stripes, as wide as scutellum.
Pronotum with dorsal end of epomia raised; mesoscutum strongly punctate (Figure 5); scutellum more or less flat with punctures (Figure 5), mesopleuron with regularly punctate except in the black diagonal stripe; epicnemial carina reaching anterior end of pleuron about half way up pronotum; sternaulus strongly impressed anteriorly; metapleuron regularly punctate over entire surface (Figure 6); submetapleural carina present and moderately elevated (Figure 6).
in having pygophore round with sharp edges, medially concave with two tubercles at sides, pleuron of abdominal segment clearly red and white patterned and paramere stout, dorsal side flat with apically setose stem but it appears isolated in its group and could easily be separated from other species of its group in having corial membrane pale with anterior femora sharply spinose along their entire length and parameral distal spur not continuous with proximal spur.
We examined whether the chelae on the first pair of pereopods and the pleuron of the second abdominal segment increase linearly with body size in males and females of T.
Deyanira era originaria de Pleuron (58), ciudad del sur de Etolia (59), la tierra de cazadores y guerreros, y aquella se consideraba en toda Grecia como la madre de la tribu hileida, la mas belicosa de las tribus dorias (60).
In any case Cyriacus visited the nearby ancient sites of Pleuron and Calydon in 1436.