Origin of thoraco-
Words nearby thoraco-
WORDS THAT USE THORACO-
What does thoraco- mean?
Thoraco– is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “thorax.” The thorax is the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen—in other words, the chest. In insects, the thorax is the area between the head and the abdomen. It is occasionally used in medical terms.
Thoraco– ultimately comes from Greek thṓrāx, meaning “breastplate.” One Latin word with a similar meaning was pectus, meaning “chest” or “breast,” which is the source of expectorate, parapet, and pectoral. Learn what these words have to do with the chest by checking out each of the three entries.
What are variants of thoraco-?
Examples of thoraco-
One example of a medical term that uses the form thoraco– is thoracotomy, “incision into the chest cavity.”
We know thoraco– means “thorax,” and the –tomy portion of the word means “incision,” from Greek –tomia. Thoracotomy literally translates to “thorax incision.”
What are some words that use the combining form thoraco-?
What are some other forms that thoraco– may be commonly confused with?
How to use thoraco- in a sentence
The thoraco-lumbar vertebrae are never less than twenty-two in number and are usually twenty-three.
Ossified inter centra occur in the thoraco-lumbar region of the vertebral column.
In the Marsupialia there are always nineteen thoraco-lumbar vertebrae, thirteen of which generally bear ribs.
In the Chiroptera there are seventeen or eighteen thoraco-lumbar vertebrae, eleven to fourteen of which may bear ribs.
In Glyptodon almost all the thoraco-lumbar vertebrae are completely ankylosed together.