plural noun

: a division of Cirripedia including barnacles that have six thoracic segments usually bearing six pairs of cirri

Word History


New Latin, from thoracica, neuter plural of thoracicus thoracic, from Late Greek thōrakikos

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“Thoracica.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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