Pleuron

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pleuron (Zoöl) One of the sides of an animal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pleuron A lateral piece, part, or aspect of the body; especially, the side of the thorax: chiefly used of invertebrates. Specifically— In Crustacea, a lateral piece or part of any somite below the tergum and above the insertion of the legs; an epimeron.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a rib

Usage

In literature:

For Portheus had three noble sons, two of whom, Agrius and Melas, abode in Pleuron and rocky Calydon.
"The Iliad" by Homer
Oeneus, who was king of the city of Pleuron in the land of AEtolia, had a fair daughter, Deianeira by name.
"Stories from the Greek Tragedians" by Alfred Church
Thoas, son of Andraemon, led the AEtolians, those who inhabited Pleuron, and Olenus, and Pylene, and maritime Chalcis, and rocky Calydon.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Pleuron: the side of the thorax.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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