Definition of “pleura” - English Dictionary

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“pleura” in British English

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pleuranoun [ C ]

uk /ˈplʊə.rə/ us /ˈplʊr.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.

(Definition of “pleura” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)