thorax

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English[edit]

Diagram showing the thorax of an insect.

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θώραξ (thṓraks, a breastplate, cuirass, corslet)

Noun[edit]

thorax (plural thoraces or thoraxes)

  1. the middle of three distinct divisions in an insect, crustacean or arachnid body
  2. the region of the mammalian body between the neck and abdomen as well as the cavity containing the heart and lungs

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thōrax m (genitive thōrācis); third declension

  1. chest, thorax
  2. breastplate, cuirass
  3. doublet, stomacher
  4. bust (statue)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative thōrax thōrācēs
genitive thōrācis thōrācum
dative thōrācī thōrācibus
accusative thōrācem thōrācēs
ablative thōrāce thōrācibus
vocative thōrax thōrācēs

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

thorax m (plural thoraxes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of tórax (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).