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Definition of thorax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    thorax

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈθɔræks//
     
    (pl. thoraxes, (or )thoraces
    NAmE//ˈθɔrəsiz//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1(anatomy) the part of the body that is surrounded by the ribs, between the neck and the waist
  2. 2the middle section of an insect's body, to which the legs and wings are attached
NAmE//θəˈræsɪk//
 
adjective [only before noun]
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