thoracic

[thaw-ras-ik, thoh-]
adjective
of or pertaining to the thorax.
Also, thoracal [thawr-uh-kuhl, thohr-] .


Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin thōrācicus < Greek thōrākikós. See thorac-, -ic

nonthoracic, adjective
postthoracic, adjective
prethoracic, adjective
subthoracal, adjective
subthoracic, adjective
transthoracic, adjective
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thoracic (θɔːˈræsɪk)
 
adj
of, near, or relating to the thorax

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Medical Dictionary

thoracic tho·rac·ic (thə-rās'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax.

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thoracic   (thə-rās'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or located in or near the thorax.
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Example sentences
The thoracic aorta was almost three times larger than it should have been, and
  there was a half-inch hole in it.
When insects first evolved, they could produce wings from all three of their
  thoracic segments.
The thoracic aorta is contained in the posterior mediastinal cavity.
The thoracic curve, concave forward, begins at the middle of the second and
  ends at the middle of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.
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