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Meaning of "pleura" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PLEURA

Via Medieval Latin from Greek: side, rib.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PLEURA

pleura  [ˈplʊərə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLEURA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pleura is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PLEURA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pleura

Pleural cavity

In human anatomy, the pleural cavity is the potential space between the two pleurae of the lungs. A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membrane structure. The thin space between the two pleural layers is known as the pleural cavity and normally contains a small amount of pleural fluid. The outer pleura is attached to the chest wall. The inner pleura covers the lungs and adjoining structures, via blood vessels, bronchi and nerves. The parietal pleura is highly sensitive to pain, while the visceral pleura is not, due to its lack of sensory innervation.

Definition of pleura in the English dictionary

The definition of pleura in the dictionary is the thin transparent serous membrane enveloping the lungs and lining the walls of the thoracic cavity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLEURA


assurer
əˈʃʊərə
Bonaventura
ˌbɒnəvɛnˈtjʊərə
bravura
brəˈvjʊərə
Bujumbura
ˌbuːdʒəmˈbʊərə
caricatura
ˌkærɪkəˈtjʊərə
dura
ˈdjʊərə
endopleura
ˌɛndəʊˈplʊərə
insurer
ɪnˈʃʊərə
Jayapura
ˌdʒɑːjɑːˈpʊərə
jura
ˈdʒʊərə
Madura
məˈdʊərə
Mathura
ˈmʌtʊərə
mura
ˈmʊərə
natura
nəˈtʊərə
procurer
prəˈkjʊərə
shura
ˈʃʊərə
sura
ˈsʊərə
surah
ˈsʊərə
surra
ˈsʊərə
tourer
ˈtʊərə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLEURA

pleuch
pleugh
pleurae
pleural
pleurapophysis
pleurisy
pleurisy root
pleuritic
pleuritical
pleuritis
pleurocarpous
pleurocentesis
pleurodont
pleurodynia
pleuron
pleuronia
pleuropneumonia
pleurotomies
pleurotomy
pleuston

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLEURA

Angostura
aura
Buenaventura
bura
coloratura
datura
doura
Extremadura
goura
Kamakura
katsura
Kura
laura
Piura
purpura
tambura
tempura
Tripura
velatura
vettura

Synonyms and antonyms of pleura in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pleura» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLEURA

Find out the translation of pleura to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pleura from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pleura» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胸膜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pleura
570 millions of speakers

English

pleura
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फुस्फुस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غشاء الجنب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плевры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pleura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফুসফুস ধরা কলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plèvre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pleura
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rippenfell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

胸膜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흉막
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pleura
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màng phổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உட்தசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुगवटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

plevra
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pleura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opłucnej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плеври
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pleura
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπεζωκότα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pleura
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pleura
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pleura
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pleura

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEURA»

The term «pleura» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.743 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEURA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pleura

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLEURA»

Discover the use of pleura in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pleura and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, ...
This book is an authoritative, concise reference on the histological and genetic typing of tumors of the lung, pleura, thymus and heart.
William D. Travis, 2004
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Pleural Diseases
he pleura is the serous membrane that covers the lung parenchyma, the mediastinum, the diaphragm, and the rib cage. This structure is divided into the visceral pleura and the parietal pleura. The visceral pleura covers the lung parenchyma, ...
Richard W. Light, 2007
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Chest Medicine: Essentials of Pulmonary and Critical Care ...
The parietal pleura receives its blood supply from the systemic capillaries. The branches of the bronchial artery predominantly supply the visceral pleura in humans and the thick visceral pleura in large animals such as sheep or horses (1 ).
Ronald B. George, 2005
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Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence
Disorders of the pleura and pleural space reflect some of the oldest diseases encountered in surgical history. Hippocrates described the symptoms of empyema, 2400 years ago: "Empyema may be recognized by the following symptoms: In the ...
Jeffrey A. Norton, 2001
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Clinical Anatomy: An Illustrated Review with Questions and ...
Right side: Azygos vein, right vagus nerve, and pleura. • Left side: Arch of the aorta, left common carotid, left subclavian arteries, left vagus nerve, left phrenic nerve, and pleura. BRONCHI Right Principal The right principal (main) bronchus is ...
Richard S. Snell, 2004
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Color Atlas and Textbook of Human Anatomy: Internal organs
Pleura The serous membrane which invests the lung is called the pleura. We distinguish the visceral or pulmonary pleura that covers the lung from the parietal pleura, divided into costal, mediastinal and diaphragmatic pleura, that lines the ...
Werner Kahle, Helmut Leonhardt, 1993
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Chest Radiology: The Essentials
The chest wall, pleura, and diaphragm enclose the outer lung. All are intimately associated with each other, which occasionally makes it difficult to determine the origin of a mass involving one or more of these compartments (Fig. 9-1).
Jannette Collins, Eric J. Stern, 2012
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Color Atlas of Human Anatomy
Pleura The serous membrane covering the lung is referred to as the pleura (AB). It consists of the visceral pleura (or pulmonary pleura)(A1) and parietal pleura ( A2), which line the space on either side of the thoracic cavity that houses each ...
Helga Fritsch, Wolfgang Kuehnel, 2011
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Grant's Dissector
[G 30; L 173; N 190; R 243; C 149] Each pleural cavity is lined by a serous membrane called the parietal pleura (FIG. 3.8). The parietal pleura has subdivisions that are regionally named: • Costal pleura – lines the inner surface of the thoracic ...
Patrick W. Tank, John Charles Boileau Grant, 2012
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Grant's Atlas of Anatomy
Sternal reflection of left pleura Costomediastinal recess Fatpad Left phrenic nerve Pericardial sac ^Sternal reflection of right pleura . Internal thoracic artery Transversus thoracis External oblique Muscular part of diaphagm Esophagus Central ...
A. M. R. Agur, Arthur F. Dalley, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLEURA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pleura is used in the context of the following news items.
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AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar hosts an unique workshop on …
... procedures are OPD procedures and will help in accurately diagnosing many more cases involving the lymph nodes in the chest and pleura. «Orissadiary.com, Jul 15»
2
Pneumomediastinum as a Sonographic Mimic of Pneumothorax
... established as an accurate method for diagnosing pneumothorax via the absence of sonographic lung sliding when imaging the pleura through the thorax. «Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Jul 15»
3
Across the miles: 10 years after my mesothelioma diagnosis
The surgery, extrapleural pneumonectomy, consists of removing the entire lung, the affected pleura, half of the diaphragm, the lining of the ... «Baylor College of Medicine News, Jul 15»
4
Guinness World Record for heart-lung transplant man who defied …
When he reached 20 his health quickly began to deteriorate and he developed pleurisy, inflammation of the sheet-like layers (the pleura) that ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Jul 15»
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Inquest hears Barrow shipyard plumber died from cancer
Mr O'Donnell recorded an open conclusion, the medical cause of death being adenocarcinoma which had metastasized to the pleura. Sunday ... «NW Evening Mail, Jul 15»
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Inquest hears shipyard plumber died from cancer
Mr O'Donnell recorded an open conclusion, the medical cause of death being adenocarcinoma which had metastasized to the pleura. Monday ... «NW Evening Mail, Jul 15»
7
Teaching points: EMS needle decompression of a tension …
At about 20 seconds the glistening parietal pleura lining the inside of the thoracic cavity is clearly visible. A small blob of lung collapsed in the bottom portion of ... «EMS1.com, Jul 15»
8
Aspirin Inhibits Growth of Mesothelioma Cells in Mouse Model
Dr. Yang: Mesothelioma is often caused by asbestos and other carcinogenic mineral fibers. When these fibers lodge in the pleura, mesothelial ... «Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com, Jul 15»
9
Short Interest Update of Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (NASDAQ:ROSG)
... to differentiate mesothelioma, a cancer connected to asbestos exposure and other risk factors, from other carcinomas in the lung and pleura, ... «OTC Outlook, Jul 15»
10
Researchers Suggest Pleural Mesothelial Cells as a New Potential …
PMCs also play an important function in the defense mechanisms against bacterial and mycobacterial infections in the pleura, being the ... «Pulmonary Fibrosis News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pleura [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pleura>. Aug 2019 ».
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