noun, plural tho·rax·es, tho·ra·ces [thawr-uh-seez, thohr-] /ˈθɔr əˌsiz, ˈθoʊr-/.
Origin of thorax
Examples from the Web for thorax
"There were wounds to the head, and to the thorax," said Dr. Pereira.
The maxillary palpi are retracted beneath the head and thorax.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The thorax is composed of three divisions and these grooves show where they are joined together.Through a Microscope|Samuel Wells
The thorax and abdomen yellow, clouded with a light reddish-brown colour, inclining to crimson.
Cephalis nut-shaped, with deep sagittal and collar strictures, smaller than the thorax.
The endopodites are probably somewhat better developed than the anterior ones and more like those on the thorax.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for thorax
noun plural thoraxes or thoraces (ˈθɔːrəˌsiːz, θɔːˈreɪsiːz)
Word Origin for thorax
Word Origin and History for thorax
"chest," c.1400, from Latin thorax, from Greek thorax (genitive thorakos) "breastplate, chest," of unknown origin.
Medicine definitions for thorax
n. pl. tho•rax•es
Science definitions for thorax
Plural thoraxes thoraces (thôr′ə-sēz′)
Culture definitions for thorax
The part of the body between the neck and diaphragm; the chest.