thoraco-

thoraco-

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


Origin:
combining form representing Greek thōrāk- (stem of thṓrāx) chest; see -o-

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thoraco- or (before a vowel) thorac-
 
combining form
thorax: thoracotomy
 
thorac- or (before a vowel) thorac-
 
combining form

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thoraco- or thorac-
pref.
Thorax: thoracoscope.

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