American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated in or near the thorax: the thoracic vertebrae; the thoracic cavity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the thorax or chest: as, thoracic walls, contents, organs, or structures. Contained in the thorax; intrathoracic: as, the thoracic viscera.
- Having a thorax (of this or that kind); belonging to the Thoracica: as, the thoracic cirripeds.
- Having the ventral fins thoracic in position; belonging to the Thoracici: as, a thoracic fish.
- Posterior thoracic, a branch from the upper two or three nerves of the brachial plexus, passing on the side of the chest to be distributed to the serratus magnus. Also called long thoracic, and external respiratory nerve of Bell.
- Especially, one of the several parts into which the surface of the human thorax is divided or mapped out by certain imaginary lines, which to some extent denote the situation of the contained viscera, and thus serve for medical and surgical purposes. These regions, unlike some of the corresponding abdominal regions, are all in pairs (right and left), in one nomenclature known as the humeral, subclavian, mammary, axillary, scapular, interscapular, and subscapular.
- n. A thoracic structure; especially, a thoracic artery or nerve, or a rib-bearing dorsal vertebra.
- n. A thoracic fish.
- adj. anatomy Of the thorax.
- n. zoology One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thorax, or chest.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectorial fins.
- adj. of or relating to the chest or thorax
- From Ancient Greek θωρακικός (thorakikos, "suffering in the chest, of the thorax"), from θώραξ ("thorax"). (Wiktionary)
“This is, again, just briefly, what we call the thoracic unit.”
“The space which it incloses, known as the thoracic cavity, is”
“The length of that portion of the aorta which is called thoracic, is determined by the position of the pillars of the diaphragm F, which span the vessel; and from this point to where the aorta divides into the two common iliac arteries, the main vessel is named abdominal.”
“The Subclavius is suplied by a filament from the fifth and sixth cervical nerves; the Serratus anterior is supplied by the long thoracic, which is derived from the fifth, sixth, and seventh cervical nerves.”
“While the maggot breathes by its tail-spiracles, the functional spiracles of the puparium (connected with the tracheal system of the enclosed pupa) are far forward, and these may be situated at the tips of long sometimes branching processes, which recall the thoracic gills of the aquatic pupae mentioned a few pages above.”
“The thorax is that portion of the trunk between the neck and the abdomen, the cavity of which (known as the thoracic cavity) is occupied mainly by the lungs and heart.”
“The upper division, breast (thorax,) contains the heart and lungs, called the thoracic viscera; and the lower division, belly (abdomen) contains the stomach, kidneys, liver, intestines, &c., called abdominal viscera.”
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
“From the top of the central piece -- technically termed thoracic -- of the insect's body, from which the legs descend, two or more membraneous sails arise, which are able to beat the air by repeated strokes, and to make it, consequently, uphold their own weight, as well as that of the burden connected with them.”
“Christo started using Botox about four years ago to treat a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome, a common condition that involves compression of nerves between the base of the neck and armpit.”
“An aneurysm that occurs in the part of the aorta that's in the chest is called a thoracic”
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