noun tor·so \ˈtr-(ˌ)sō\

: the main part of the human body not including the head, arms, and legs

plural torsos or tor·si \ˈtr-ˌsē\

Full Definition of TORSO

:  a sculptured representation of the trunk of a human body
:  something (as a piece of writing) that is mutilated or left unfinished
:  the human trunk

Examples of TORSO

  1. exercises that strengthen the torso

Origin of TORSO

Italian, literally, stalk, from Latin thyrsus stalk, thyrsus
First Known Use: 1722

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
TORSOS Defined for Kids


noun tor·so \ˈtr-sō\

Definition of TORSO for Kids

:  the human body except for the head, arms, and legs
Medical Dictionary


noun tor·so \ˈtr-(ˌ)sō\
plural torsos or tor·si \ˈtr-ˌsē\

Medical Definition of TORSO

:  the human trunk


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