Pleura

Pleu"ra

, n.;
pl. L. Pleur (#), E. Pleuras (#).
[NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. 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.
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2. (Zol.) Same as Pleuron.
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