• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pleurite (Zoöl) Same as Pleuron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pleurite In arthropods, a pleural sclerite; a lateral piece or segment of a somitic ring or somite, between the tergite and the sternite.
    • n pleurite In a restricted sense, the lateral or pleural part of an abdominal segment of an insect.
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In literature:

The memory of the shallow pretence tickled Paul so that he laughed; and then he half fainted in pleuritic agony.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
In the morning, he found her with considerable fever, and suffering from a return of the pleuritic pain.
"All's for the Best" by T. S. Arthur
Sufferers from liver disease usually have a paler color than pleuritics.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Both pleurae were much thickened, and all the marks of a long standing pleuritic and pericardial inflammatory action were seen.
"An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis" by Archibald Makellar
Maxillary pleurites: the lateral pieces, epimera and episterna of the maxillary segment.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Physiological remarks on wounds of the thorax and on pleuritic effusion.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Pleuritic complications may cause pain, but this feature is best aided and permanently relieved by fresh air also.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Collect ascitic, pleuritic, or hydrocele fluid in sterile flasks and allow to stand in the ice-chest for twelve hours to sediment.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
These cells occur also in fresh pleuritic exudations.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
The third was an Invalid, who had been admitted for a pleuritic Complaint, which he had got the better of.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro

In news:

A 42-year-old woman presented in October, 2011, describing dyspnoea, a non-productive cough, left-sided pleuritic chest discomfort, and 10 kg weight loss over 2 months.
The patient is a 62-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain.