Definition of pleuron in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplʊərɒn/

noun (plural pleura /ˈplʊərə/)

The side wall of each segment of the body of an arthropod.
Example sentences
  • 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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