Definition of truncal in English:

truncal

adjective

Medicine
  • Of or affecting the trunk of the body, or of a nerve.

    • ‘The louse bites at night and leaves pruritic vesicles or papules (especially in the axillae, groin, and truncal areas).’
    • ‘The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy, resection of the gastric mass, pyloroplasty, truncal vagotomy, and cyst duodenostomy.’
    • ‘Pityriasis rosea may lead to a truncal macular rash, sometimes with pruritus.’
    • ‘Necrotising fasciitis can affect any part of the body but the extremities, the perineum, and the truncal areas are the most commonly involved.’
    • ‘Cranial, truncal, and peripheral nerves are involved.’

Pronunciation

truncal

/ˈtrəNGkəl/