Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • In entomology, pertaining to, on, or bordering the epipleura or inflexed outer side of a beetle's elytrum.
  • noun Same as epipleura, 2.
  • noun Same as epipleura, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Arising from the pleurapophysis of a vertebra.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Arising from the pleurapophysis of a vertebra.

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ pleural

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