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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