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Topic: INSECTS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek

thorax

noun
     
tho‧rax plural thoraxes or thoraces [countable]
1 technicalHBHHBA the part of your body between your neck and diaphragm (=area just above your stomach)
2HBI the part of an insect's body between its head and its abdomen
thoracic adjective
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