- of or relating to the thorax.
Also tho·ra·cal [thawr-uh-kuh l, thohr-] /ˈθɔr ə kəl, ˈθoʊr-/
Origin of thoracic
1650–60;Related formsnon·tho·rac·ic, adjectivepost·tho·rac·ic, adjectivepre·tho·rac·ic, adjectivesub·tho·ra·cal, adjectivesub·tho·rac·ic, adjectivetrans·tho·rac·ic, adjective
< Medieval Latin thōrācicus
< Greek thōrākikós.
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Examples from the Web for thoracal
Historical Examples of thoracal
Galear and thoracal bows simple, of nearly equal size, larger than the frontal bows between them.
Galear bows simple, thoracal bows forked, both somewhat broader than the frontal bows.
Galear bows simple, smaller than the frontal bows, which are again smaller than the thoracal bows.
In the frontal plane two galear bows project upwards, and two thoracal bows downwards.
Galear and thoracal bows forked, the former smaller than the frontal bows, the latter larger.
British Dictionary definitions for thoracal
- of, near, or relating to the thorax
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Word Origin and History for thoracal
1650s, from Medieval Latin thoracicus, from Greek thorakikos, from thorax (see thorax).
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- Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax.
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- Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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