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visceral pleura (s) (noun), visceral pleura (pl)
A double-folded membrane that covers each lung: The outer layer of the pleura, closest to the ribs, is the parietal pleura, while the inner layer, which is close to the lung, is the visceral pleura.

A thin, watery fluid, called the serous secretion keeps the pleura from being dry and facilitates the movements of the lungs within the chest or thorax.

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