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mesopleuron (noun; plural mesopleura; Greek mesos, middle; pleuron, side): (Arthropoda: Insecta) 1. The pleuron of the mesothorax; in winged insects, composed of basalare, subalare, mesepisternum, mesepimeron and mesotrochantin. 2. In Diptera, the dorsal part of the mesepisternum; area in front of the root of the wing between the noto- and sternopleural sutures.