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thoraco-

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  1. a combining form representing thorax in compound words: thoracoplasty.
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Also especially before a vowel, thorac-.

Origin of thoraco-

combining form representing Greek thōrāk- (stem of thṓrāx) chest; see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for thoraco-

thoraco-

before a vowel thorac-

combining form
  1. thoraxthoracotomy
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thoraco- in Medicine

thoraco-

pref.
  1. Thorax:thoracoscope.
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