Pleurae sentence example

pleurae
  • These folds are called the genital pleurae because they contain the bulk of the gonads.
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  • Correlated with the presence of the genital pleurae there is a pair of vascular folds of the basement membrane proceeding from the dorsal wall of the gut in the postbranchial portion of the branchio-genital region, and from the dorsal angles made by the pleural folds with the body-wall in the pharyngeal region; they pass, in their most fully developed condition, to the free border of the genital pleurae.
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  • Since there are many species which do not possess these genital pleurae, the question arises as to whether their presence or their absence is the more primitive condition.
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