Definition of pleuron in English:
noun (plural pleura /ˈplo͝orə/)Zoology
The sidewall of each segment of the body of an arthropod.
- You can directly visualize the lung and the pleura along the chest wall.
- There is a long, serrated rostrum and the abdomen bears pointed terminations on the pleura.
- Species identification was based on the morphologies of the rostrum and the 5th pleura.
early 18th century: from Greek, literally 'side of the body, rib'.
Definition of pleuron in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan