Pleuropericardial Pleu`ro*per`i*car"di*al, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pleura and pericardium. [1913 Webster]

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  • fold — 1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. SYN: plica. 2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina …   Medical dictionary

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