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thoracic

[thaw-ras-ik, thoh-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the thorax.
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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
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
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British Dictionary definitions for thoracic

thoracic

adjective
  1. of, near, or relating to the thorax
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Word Origin and History for thoracic

adj.

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

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thoracic in Medicine

thoracic

(thə-răsĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax.
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thoracic in Science

thoracic

[thə-răsĭk]
  1. Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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