Definition of thoracic in English:


Pronunciation /θɔːˈrasɪk//θəˈrasɪk/


Anatomy Zoology
  • Relating to the thorax.

    ‘thoracic vertebrae’
    ‘a trilobite with twelve thoracic segments’
    • ‘Effective speech depends also on the motor neurons in the cervical and thoracic parts of the spinal cord that serve the muscles of breathing.’
    • ‘Abdominal and proximal thoracic aortic aneurysms developed a few years later.’
    • ‘The left bronchial arteries, usually two, arise from the ventral surface of the thoracic aorta.’
    • ‘The sympathetic nerve supply to the lung arises in the upper six thoracic segments of the spinal cord.’
    • ‘The rib cage presses down on the pelvis, reducing thoracic and abdominal space.’