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American English: /ˈθɔrˌæks/
British English: /ˈθɔːraks/

Translation of thorax in Spanish:

noun plural -raxes or -races Pronunciation: / -rəsiːs /

  • Example sentences
    • The lungs are contained within the paired pleural cavities in the thorax.
    • Lesions usually begin on the upper thorax and neck but may spread to the entire body.
    • Originating at the level of the sixth cervical vertebra, posterior to the cricoid cartilage, the esophagus passes through the thorax slightly to the right and behind the aortic arch and the left main stem bronchus.

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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