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thorax

tho·rax

thorax

 
pronunciation:
tho raeks
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part of speech: noun
inflections: thoraces, thoraxes
definition 1: the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen in humans and in animals with four limbs; chest. It contains the ribs, heart, and lungs.
definition 2: the second or middle part of an insect's body.
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