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Noun: thorax (thoraces,thoraxes)  'tho,raks
  1. The middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
     
  2. The part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    - chest, pectus
     
  3. Part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs

Derived forms: thoraces, thoraxes

Type of: body part

Part of: arthropod, body, craniate, insect, torso, trunk, vertebrate

Encyclopedia: Thorax