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English definition of “pleura”

pleura

noun [C]     /ˈplʊə.rə/ US  /ˈplʊər.ə/ (plural pleurae) specialized
a thin membrane covering each lung that folds back to make a lining for the chest cavity : The pleura protects your lungs and helps them slide back and forth as they expand and contract during breathing .Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of pleura noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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