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n. pl. tho·rax·es or tho·ra·ces (thôr′ə-sēz′)
1. The part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm, partially encased by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs; the chest.
2. A part in other vertebrates that corresponds to the human thorax.
3. The second or middle region of the body of certain arthropods, including the insects and most crustaceans, lying between the head and the abdomen.
[Middle English, from Latin thōrāx, breastplate, chest, from Greek.]
n, pl thoraxes or thoraces (ˈθɔːrəˌsiːz; θɔːˈreɪsiːz)
1. (Anatomy) the part of the human body enclosed by the ribs
2. (Zoology) the corresponding part in other vertebrates
3. (Zoology) the part of an insect's body between the head and abdomen, which bears the wings and legs
[C16: via Latin from Greek thōrax breastplate, chest]
tho•rax(ˈθɔr æks, ˈθoʊr-)
n., pl. tho•rax•es, tho•ra•ces (ˈθɔr əˌsiz, ˈθoʊr-)
1. the part of the trunk between the neck and the abdomen, containing the heart and lungs in a bony cage of vertebrae, ribs, and sternum; chest: in mammals separated from the lower trunk by the diaphragm.
2. the portion of the body of an insect between the head and the abdomen.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin thōrāx breastplate, chest, trunk < Greek thṓrāx]
1. The upper part of the trunk in vertebrate animals. The thorax includes the rib cage, which encloses the heart and lungs. In humans and other mammals, the thorax lies above the abdomen.
2. The middle division of the body of an insect, to which the wings and legs are attached. The thorax lies between the head and the abdomen.
The chest: the body between the neck and the abdomen.
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|Noun||1.||thorax - the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen|
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
|2.||thorax - 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
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
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"
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
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
|3.||thorax - part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs|
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
prothorax - the anterior part of an insect's thorax; bears the first pair of legs
thorax[ˈθɔːræks] N (thoraxes, thoraces (pl)) → tórax m
thorax[ˈθɔːræks] n → torace m
n. tórax, el pecho.