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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleuraladjective

    of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax

    "pleural muscles"


  1. pleuraladjective

    Of, relating to, or affecting the pleura, or the sides of the thorax.

  2. pleuraladjective

    Thin and transparent.


  1. pleural

    The pleural cavity, pleural space, or interpleural space is the potential space between the pleurae of the pleural sac that surrounds each lung. A small amount of serous pleural fluid is maintained in the pleural cavity to enable lubrication between the membranes, and also to create a pressure gradient.The serous membrane that covers the surface of the lung is the visceral pleura and is separated from the outer membrane the parietal pleura by just the film of pleural fluid in the pleural cavity. The visceral pleura follows the fissures of the lung and the root of the lung structures. The parietal pleura is attached to the mediastinum, the upper surface of the diaphragm, and to the inside of the ribcage.


  1. pleural

    Pleural refers to anything related to the pleura, which is the thin, double-layered membranous sac that surrounds and protects the lungs in the chest cavity. It secretes a small amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant, allowing the lungs to expand and contract easily during breathing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleuraladjective

    of or pertaining to the pleura or pleurae, or to the sides of the thorax

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleural in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pleural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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