thoracic

adjective
tho·​rac·​ic | \thə-ˈra-sik \

Definition of thoracic 

: of, relating to, located within, or involving the thorax

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Other Words from thoracic

thoracically \thə-​ˈra-​si-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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One possible cause of your symptoms is thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Harlan Selesnick, miamiherald, "Post-workout pain and numbness not normal. It's time to see your doctor.," 3 June 2018 It was later found to be thoracic outlet syndrome, in which blood vessels near the collarbone constrict. Marc Tracy, New York Times, "For Nassar Accusers From Michigan State Teams, Feelings of a Trust Betrayed," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of thoracic

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thoracic was circa 1658

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thoracic

adjective
tho·​rac·​ic | \thə-ˈras-ik \

Medical Definition of thoracic 

: of, relating to, located within, or involving the thorax thoracic trauma thoracic surgery

Other Words from thoracic

thoracically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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