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Noun1.Pectus - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebratespectus - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
thoracic aorta - a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries
thoracic vein, vena thoracica - veins that drain the thoracic walls
gall bladder, gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
female chest, bust - the chest of a woman
male chest - the chest of a man
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
chest cavity, thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
breast, chest - the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger"
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
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1771 N Eupatorium capillifolium (Lamarck) N Small ex Porter & Britton, 1894 Pectis prostrata Cavanilles, 1797 N Campanulaceae Wahlenbergia marginata (Thunberg) Alph.
vasodilator activity of the essential oil from aerial parts of Pectis brevipedunculata and its main constituent citral in rat aorta.
80, correspondientes a cada uno): Achillea (1), Amblyopappus (1), Arctotheca (2), Artemisia (1), Aster (5), Baccharis (2), Borrichia (2), Commidendrum (2), Cotula (1), Coulterella (1), Dicerothamnus (1), Dittrichia (1), Elytropappus (1), Eriocephalus (1), Felicia (1), Flaveria (6), Grindelia (3), Hirpicium (1), Hymenoxys (2), Hypochaeris (1), Inula (2), Iva (6), Jaumea (1), Lasthenia (1), Launaea (1), Leontodon (1), Limbarda (1), Melanthera (2), Minuria (1), Nardophyllum (1), Olearia (1), Osteospermum (5), Otanthus (1), Pectis (1), Pentzia (2), Picrosia (1), Pluchea (7), Pseudoclappia (1), Psila (1), Senecio (3), Solidago (1), Sonchus (1), Symphyotrichum (2) y Tuberostylis (1).
Iva cheiranthifolia Artemisa de playa Arbusto Ant Kunth Pectis caymanensis Hierba Ant (Urb.