pleurite

noun pleu·rite \ ˈplu̇ˌrīt \

Definition of pleurite

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of pleurite

pleur- + -ite


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