thoracic

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

adjective

of or relating to the thorax.
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 thoracic

thoracic
/ (θɔːˈræsɪk) /

adjective

of, near, or relating to the thorax
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Medicine definitions for thoracic

thoracic
[ thə-răsĭk ]

adj.

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

thoracic
[ thə-răsĭk ]

Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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