Definition of pleuron in English:


Syllabification: pleu·ron
Pronunciation: /ˈplo͝oˌrän

noun (plural pleura /ˈplo͝orə/)

  • The sidewall of each segment of the body of an arthropod.
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    • 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'.

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