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thorax (n.)

"chest of the body," late 14c., from Latin thorax "the breast, chest; breastplate," from Greek thōrax (genitive thōrakos) "breastplate, chest," of unknown origin.

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Definitions of thorax from WordNet

thorax (n.)
the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen;
thorax (n.)
the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates;
Synonyms: chest / pectus
thorax (n.)
part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs;
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