pleurite

noun
pleu·​rite | \ ˈplu̇ˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of pleurite

1 : any of various small sclerites in the pleural area of an arthropod sometimes : pleuron
2 : the membranous part of the lateral abdominal wall of some insects

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pleur- + -ite

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“Pleurite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleurite. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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