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View in Spanish: Cavidad pleural

Pleural cavity (PLOOR-ul KA-vuh-tee)
The space enclosed by the pleura, which is a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the interior wall of the chest cavity.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.