thoracic

[ thaw-ras-ik, thoh- ]
/ θɔˈræs ɪk, θoʊ- /
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adjective

of or relating to the thorax.

Nearby words

  1. thoracal,
  2. thoracalgia,
  3. thoracectomy,
  4. thoracentesis,
  5. thoraces,
  6. thoracic artery,
  7. thoracic cage,
  8. thoracic cardiac nerve,
  9. thoracic cavity,
  10. thoracic duct

Also tho·ra·cal [thawr-uh-kuh l, thohr-] /ˈθɔr ə kəl, ˈθoʊr-/.

Origin of thoracic

1650–60; < Medieval Latin thōrācicus < Greek thōrākikós. See thorac-, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for thoracal

thoracic

/ (θɔːˈræsɪk) /

adjective

of, near, or relating to the thorax
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Word Origin and History for thoracal

thoracic

adj.

1650s, from Medieval Latin thoracicus, from Greek thorakikos, from thorax (see thorax).

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Medicine definitions for thoracal

thoracic

[ thə-răsĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax.

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Science definitions for thoracal

thoracic

[ thə-răsĭk ]

Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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