[ tawr-soh ]
/ ˈtɔr soʊ /

noun, plural tor·sos, tor·si [tawr-see] /ˈtɔr si/.

the trunk of the human body.
a sculptured form representing the trunk of a nude female or male figure.
something mutilated or incomplete.

Origin of torso

1715–25; < Italian: stalk, trunk of statue < Latin thyrsus < Greek thýrsos wand, stem Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for torso

/ (ˈtɔːsəʊ) /

noun plural -sos or -si (-sɪ)

the trunk of the human body
a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs
something regarded as incomplete or truncated

Word Origin for torso

C18: from Italian: stalk, stump, from Latin: thyrsus
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Medicine definitions for torso

[ tôrsō ]

n. pl. tor•sos

The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.
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