pleuro-, pleur-

(Greek: side, rib; a thin membrane with two layers that line the chest cavity)

One lining the outside of the lungs and the other the inside of the chest cavity; fluid between the two layers provides lubrication and so allows smooth, uniform expansion and contraction of the lungs during breathing; pertaining to the side.


cutis laxa
A congenital laxness or overgrowth of skin which may appear to hang in folds.
pleura (singular), pleurae (plural)
The serous membrane investing the lungs and lining the thoracic cavity, completely enclosing a potential space known as the pleural cavity. There are two pleurae, right and left, entirely distinct from each other. The pleura is moistened with a serous secretion that facilitates the movements of the lungs in the chest.
pleurectomy
pleuric
pleurisy
pleuritic
pleurobranch
pleurobronchitis
pleurocarpous
pleurocentesis
pleurocentrum
pleuroclysis
Washing out of the pleural cavity.
pleurodont
pleurodynia
Pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs.

The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with a headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing.

pleurogenic

Cross references of word families that are related, partially or totally, to: "breast, breasts, chest": mammill-; mammo-; masto-; mastoido-; mazo-; pectoro-; sterno-; stetho-; thorac-.