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pleuranoun [C]

uk   /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.
pleural
adjective /ˈplʊərəl/
pleural membranes
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