HyperDic: pectus

English > 1 sense of the word pectus:
NOUNbodypectus, thorax, chestthe part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
English > pectus: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
Synonymsthorax, chest
Part oftorso, trunk, bodyThe body excluding the head and neck and limbs
vertebrate, craniateanimals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Partsarea of cardiac dullnessA triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion)
breast, chestThe front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
chest cavity, thoracic cavityThe cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
gallbladder, gall bladderA muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis, musculus pectoralis, pecsEither of two large muscles of the chest
rib cageThe bony enclosing wall of the chest
sternum, breastboneThe flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
thoracic aortaA branch of the descending aorta
thoracic vein, vena thoracicaveins that drain the thoracic walls
Narrowerfemale chest, bustThe chest of a woman
male chestThe chest of a man
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishpecho, pectus, tórax
Catalanpectus, tòrax

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