• WordNet 3.6
    • adj thoracic of or relating to the chest or thorax "pectoral organ"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Thoracic (Anat) Of or pertaining to the thorax, or chest.
    • n Thoracic (Zoöl) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectorial fins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thoracic Of or pertaining to the thorax or chest: as, thoracic walls, contents, organs, or structures. Contained in the thorax; intrathoracic: as, the thoracic viscera.
    • thoracic Having a thorax (of this or that kind); belonging to the Thoracica: as, the thoracic cirripeds.
    • thoracic Having the ventral fins thoracic in position; belonging to the Thoracici: as, a thoracic fish.
    • thoracic Posterior thoracic, a branch from the upper two or three nerves of the brachial plexus, passing on the side of the chest to be distributed to the serratus magnus. Also called long thoracic, and external respiratory nerve of Bell.
    • thoracic Especially, one of the several parts into which the surface of the human thorax is divided or mapped out by certain imaginary lines, which to some extent denote the situation of the contained viscera, and thus serve for medical and surgical purposes. These regions, unlike some of the corresponding abdominal regions, are all in pairs (right and left), in one nomenclature known as the humeral, subclavian, mammary, axillary, scapular, interscapular, and subscapular.
    • n thoracic A thoracic structure; especially, a thoracic artery or nerve, or a rib-bearing dorsal vertebra.
    • n thoracic A thoracic fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thoracic (-ras′-) pertaining to the thorax or breast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. thoracique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The brain, thoracic system, osseous structure, and abdominal development were all in excess.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
The thoracic segments are of equal length and increase gradually in width from front to back.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The lumbar enlargement lies opposite the last three thoracic spines.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The heart is in the thoracic cavity (chest).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Give their course from the mucous coat of the intestine to the thoracic duct.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
One may be predominantly Thoracic without these elements but they are indications of the extreme Thoracic type.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
The Greeks made thoraces of hide, hemp, linen, or twisted cord.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
The examination of the thoracic viscera resulted as follows: The heart weighed eleven ounces.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The thoracic region of the vertebral column is thought to be such a part.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
How many thoracic appendages has it, if any?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney

In news:

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1983.
Lee's Summit Medical Center has opened its Cardiovascular and Thoracic Center.
Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are seeing patients at CMH.
How to Recognize & Treat the 12 types of Thoracic Injuries.
Delaware Today magazine Top Doctors 2011, The Surgeons: Thoracic Surgery.
Murray/The Star-Ledger Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes may be the latest big league pitcher to be diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome.
A Senior Design team at Stevens Institute of Technology is working to alleviate pain and other complications that often arise during thoracic surgeries.
Cardio Vascular Thoracic Specialty Assembly.
Treating thoracic outlet syndrome .
Thanks for joining us May 18 for a live chat on thoracic outlet syndrome with Dr Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) may be more prevalent than you think.
General Thoracic Surgeons Leading Providers Of Non- Cardiac Thoracic Surgery.
Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are seeing patients at CMH.
Data demonstrate high procedural success in late-breaking trials session at European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting.
Aptus Endosystems Receives FDA Clearance For Thoracic- Length HeliFX Aortic Securement System.

In science:

Figure 2 shows the inside of the thoracic cavity where the bullet entered between two ribs.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Figure 2: Interior entrance wound in thoracic cavity for .40 Nosler JHP at .40 S&W velocity.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Both have been shown to cause damage in the area of the brain known as the hippocampus. It has been hypothesized that both can reach the brain from the thoracic cavity via major blood vessels.
Scientific Evidence for Hydrostatic Shock
COC07b]Courtney A, Courtney M. Links between traumatic brain injury and ballistic pressure waves originating in the thoracic cavity and extremities.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
Thoracic response to dynamic, non-impact loading from a hub, distributed belt, diagonal belt, and double diagonal belts.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics