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

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

thorax

  1. thorax

Declension[edit]

Inflection of thorax (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative thorax thoraxit
genitive thoraxin thoraxien
partitive thoraxia thoraxeja
illative thoraxiin thoraxeihin
singular plural
nominative thorax thoraxit
accusative nom.? thorax thoraxit
gen. thoraxin
genitive thoraxin thoraxien
partitive thoraxia thoraxeja
inessive thoraxissa thoraxeissa
elative thoraxista thoraxeista
illative thoraxiin thoraxeihin
adessive thoraxilla thoraxeilla
ablative thoraxilta thoraxeilta
allative thoraxilleˣ thoraxeilleˣ
essive thoraxina thoraxeina
translative thoraxiksi thoraxeiksi
instructive thoraxein
abessive thoraxitta thoraxeitta
comitative thoraxeineen

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

thorax m ‎(plural thorax)

  1. thorax

Latin[edit]

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).