thoracic cavity

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Noun1.thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heartthoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
mediastinum - the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates