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thoracic


She is a thoracic surgeon.
  relating to the chest (thorax)
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  • She is a thoracic surgeon.
  • An X-ray on a bigger machine showed fractures of the eleventh and twelfth thoracic vertebrae.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Every time I coughed, the pain from my torn thoracic cartilage felt like someone was jabbing a knife beneath my ribs, and brought tears to my eyes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Among the latter I observed a species of dogfish called the cow shark that’s equipped with six respiratory slits, the telescope fish with its enormous eyes, the armored gurnard with gray thoracic fins plus black pectoral fins and a breastplate protected by pale red slabs of bone, then finally the grenadier, living at a depth of 1,200 meters, by that point tolerating a pressure of 120 atmospheres.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • What impeded Bloom from giving Stephen counsels of hygiene and prophylactic to which should be added suggestions concerning a preliminary wetting of the head and contraction of the muscles with rapid splashing of the face and neck and thoracic and epigastric region in case of sea or river bathing, the parts of the human anatomy most sensitive to cold being the nape, stomach and thenar or sole of foot?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The thoracic plate has to be unplugged.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • In addition to being a thoracic and general surgeon, he writes a column on African issues for the Denver Post.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • This was one of the deficits in our program, one of the reasons we were being shut down: we had to ship off much of the thoracic surgery, not to mention much of the urology and plastic surgery, to other hospitals.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Thoracic.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • My worst problem, though, was my chest: the dry hack I’d picked up weeks earlier in Lobuie had gotten so bad that I’d torn some thoracic cartilage during an especially robust bout of coughing at Camp Three.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air

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  • Finally, adorned with emerald ribbons and dressed in velvet and silk, golden angelfish passed before our eyes like courtiers in the paintings of Veronese; spurred gilthead stole by with their swift thoracic fins; thread herring fifteen inches long were wrapped in their phosphorescent glimmers; gray mullet thrashed the sea with their big fleshy tails; red salmon seemed to mow the waves with their slicing pectorals; and silver moonfish, worthy of their name, rose on the horizon of the…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   thoracic [8] , trachea [7] , alveoli [9] , bronchial tubes [9] , visceral [4] , esophagus [6] , trachea [7]
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