Definition of pleural in US English:

pleural

adjective

  • See pleura

    • ‘Bilateral pleural and pericardial disease with diffuse infiltrates are possible.’
    • ‘A visceral pleural line is seen without distal lung markings.’
    • ‘The pleural and pericardial effusions were fully aspirated.’
    • ‘The abscess may track down to the mediastinum to enter into the trachea, oesophagus or the pleural cavity.’
    • ‘A thoracoscopic lung biopsy and pleural abrasion were performed at an outside hospital.’

Pronunciation

pleural

/ˈplo͝orəl//ˈplʊrəl/