• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Epipleural (Anat) Arising from the pleurapophysis of a vertebra.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epipleural Situated upon a pleurapophysis or pleural element of a vertebra, as a spine of a fish's back-bone; specifically, in vertebrate zoöl., pertaining to or of the nature of an epipleura.
    • epipleural In entomology, pertaining to, on, or bordering the epipleura or inflexed outer side of a beetle's elytrum.
    • n epipleural Same as epipleura, 2.
    • n epipleural Same as epipleura, 1.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. epi-, + pleural,


In literature:

Now turn the fish around, and with great care cut and scrape the flesh away from the ribs and the epipleural spines.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday