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THORACIC CAVITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thoracic cavity mean? 

THORACIC CAVITY (noun)
  The noun THORACIC CAVITY has 1 sense:

1. the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

  Familiarity information: THORACIC CAVITY used as a noun is very rare.


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THORACIC CAVITY (noun)


Sense 1thoracic cavity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

chest cavity; thoracic cavity

Hypernyms ("thoracic cavity" is a kind of...):

bodily cavity; cavity; cavum ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Meronyms (parts of "thoracic cavity"):

mediastinum (the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus)

Holonyms ("thoracic cavity" is a part of...):

chest; pectus; thorax (the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates)


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