pleura

Definitions of pleura
  1. noun
    the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
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    types:
    parietal pleura
    pleura that lines the inner chest walls and covers the diaphragm
    visceral pleura
    pleura that covers the lungs
    type of:
    serosa, serous membrane
    a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
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