pleura

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(ploor′ă )

(ploor′ē)
pl. pleurae [Gr. pleura, rib, side]
A serous membrane that enfolds both lungs and is reflected upon the walls of the thorax and diaphragm. The pleurae are moistened with a serous secretion that reduces friction during respiratory movements of the lungs. SEE: pleural effusion; SEE: mediastinum; SEE: thorax;

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PLEURAE

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