What does pleura mean?

Definitions for pleura
ˈplʊər ə; ˈplʊər ipleu·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleura(noun)

    the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest

Wiktionary

  1. pleura(Noun)

    The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.

  2. pleura(Noun)

    Plural form of pleuron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleura(noun)

    pl. of Pleuron

    Etymology: [NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. a rib, the side.]

  2. Pleura

    the smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane

    Etymology: [NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. a rib, the side.]

  3. Pleura

    the closed sac formed by the pleural membrane about each lung, or the fold of membrane connecting each lung with the body wall

    Etymology: [NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. a rib, the side.]

  4. Pleura

    same as Pleuron

    Etymology: [NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. a rib, the side.]

  5. Pleura

    of Pleuron

    Etymology: [NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. a rib, the side.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pleura

    plōō′ra, n. a delicate serous membrane which covers the lungs and lines the cavity of the chest:—pl. Pleu′ræ.—adj. Pleu′ral.—ns. Pleurapoph′ysis, a lateral process of a vertebra, with the morphological character of a rib:—pl. Pleurapoph′yses; Pleurench′yma (bot.), the woody tissue of plants; Pleu′risy, inflammation of the pleura, the investing membrane of the lung; Pleu′risy-root, a plant common in the United States, of which the root has medicinal repute, the infusion being used as a diaphoretic and expectorant.—adjs. Pleurit′ic, -al, pertaining to, or affected with, pleurisy: causing pleurisy.—ns. Pleurī′tis, pleurisy; Pleurodyn′ia, neuralgia of the chest-wall, which may simulate closely the pain of pleurisy; Pleu′ro-pneumō′nia, inflammation of the pleura and lungs, a contagious disease peculiar to cattle. [Gr., a rib.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pleura

    the serous membrane that lines the interior of the thorax and invests the lungs.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pleura

    The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleura in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleura in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of pleura

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