- of or relating to the thorax.
Also tho·ra·cal [thawr-uh-kuh l, thohr-] /ˈθɔr ə kəl, ˈθoʊr-/.
Origin of thoracic
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Examples from the Web for thoracal
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.
Galear and thoracal bows simple, of nearly equal size, larger than the frontal bows between them.
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.
- of, near, or relating to the thorax
Word Origin and History for thoracal
1650s, from Medieval Latin thoracicus, from Greek thorakikos, from thorax (see thorax).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax.
- Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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