pleuron

noun pleu·ron \ ˈplu̇ˌrän \

Definition of pleuron

plural pleura \-u̇rə\
1 :a lateral part of a thoracic segment of an insect usually consisting of an epimeron and an episternum
2 :a lateral process of a somite of a crustacean between the tergum and sternum

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Origin and Etymology of pleuron

New Latin, from Greek, rib, side; probably akin to Greek platys flat, broad


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