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pleura the thin membranous sac that envelops each lung and lines the thorax in mammals.
pleurisy inflammation of the membrane lining the outer surface of the lungs.
Plexiglas trademark for a synthetic resinous thermoplastic that is lightweight and transparent and used for windows, lenses, and the like.
plexus a complex interwoven network.
pliable easily bent; flexible; malleable. [3 definitions]
pliant easily flexed; supple. [2 definitions]
plicate existing or arranged in fanlike folds; pleated.
plier a thing or person that plies. [2 definitions]
pliers any of various tools that have opposed handles and jaws connected by a pivot and that are used for holding, bending, or cutting wire, metal, or the like.
plight1 a state or situation, esp. an unhappy or unlucky one; predicament.
plight2 to promise (one's faith) in engagement or marriage. [3 definitions]
Plimoth spelling of "Plymouth" originally used by English colonists who settled the Massachusetts area. See Plymouth.
plimsoll (chiefly British; old-fashioned) a canvas shoe with a rubber sole used primarily for playing sports; sneaker.
Plimsoll mark one of a series of lines on the hull of a merchant ship that indicate the depth to which, under different, legally specified circumstances, it may be loaded.
plink to make a series of short ringing or clinking sounds. [3 definitions]
plinth the base or slab supporting a column, statue, or the like; pedestal.
Pliocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch at the end of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 5 million to 1.8 million years ago, when the first apelike humans appeared in Africa. [2 definitions]
plissť a puckered, crinkled texture in cotton or nylon that is created by treating the fabric with a caustic soda solution. [2 definitions]
PLO abbreviation of "Palestine Liberation Organization."
plod to move slowly or heavily, as if with weariness or reluctance; trudge. [5 definitions]
plop to drop heavily or forcefully. [5 definitions]