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thoracic

[ thaw-ras-ik, thoh- ]
/ θɔˈræs ɪk, θoʊ- /
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adjective
of or relating to the thorax.
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Also tho·ra·cal [thawr-uh-kuhl, 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 thoracic

thoracic
/ (θɔːˈræsɪk) /

adjective
of, near, or relating to the thorax
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Medical definitions for thoracic

thoracic
[ thə-răsĭk ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax.
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Scientific definitions for thoracic

thoracic
[ thə-răsĭk ]

Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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