Relating to the thorax. SYN: thoracal.

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tho·rac·ic thə-'ras-ik adj of, relating to, located within, or involving the thorax <\thoracic trauma> <\thoracic surgery>
tho·rac·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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tho·rac·ic (thə-rasґik) [L. thoracicus; Gr. thōrakikos] pertaining to or affecting the thorax (chest). Called also pectoral.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Thoracic — Tho*rac ic, a. [Cf. F. thoracique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thorax, or chest. [1913 Webster] {Thoracic duct} (Anat.), the great trunk of the lymphatic vessels, situated on the ventral side of the vertebral column in the thorax and abdomen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thoracic — Tho*rac ic, n. [Cf. F. thoracique.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectorial fins. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thoracic — 1650s, from M.L. thoracicus, from Gk. thorakikos, from thorax (see THORAX (Cf. thorax)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thoracic — ► ADJECTIVE Anatomy & Zoology ▪ relating to the thorax …   English terms dictionary

  • thoracic — [thə ras′ik] adj. [ModL thoracicus < Gr thōrakikos] of, in, or near the thorax …   English World dictionary

  • thoracic — [[t]θɔːræ̱sɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Thoracic means relating to or affecting your thorax. [MEDICAL] ...diseases of the thoracic area …   English dictionary

  • thoracic — adjective Date: circa 1658 of, relating to, located within, or involving the thorax • thoracically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thoracic — in the region of the thorax, anterior to the abdomen. Said of pelvic fins when located under the pectoral fin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • thoracic — adj. [Gr. thorax, chest] Associated with the thorax …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • thoracic — /thaw ras ik, thoh /, adj. of or pertaining to the thorax. Also, thoracal /thawr euh keuhl, thohr /. [1650 60; < ML thoracicus < Gk thorakikós. See THORAC , IC] * * * …   Universalium

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