from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The space that develops between the two pleurae when there is fluid between them.
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- noun anatomy The body
cavitythat surrounds the lungsand is enclosedby the pleura.
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- noun the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart
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