pleu·​ron | \ ˈplu̇ˌrän\
plural pleura\ -​u̇rə \

Definition of pleuron

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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History and Etymology for pleuron

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

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