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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest.

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  • The pleura is the membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity.
  • The pleura is the membrane that encompases the lungs and lines the wall of the chest cavity.
  • The pleura is a thin membrane that envelops the lung and lines the walls of the thoracic cavity.
  • The cavity of the thorax is lined by a membrane, termed pleura, which covers the surface of the lungs. for more
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