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Usage examples for thoracic

  1. With the assumption of the erect posture the normal S- shaped curve is developed, the cervical and lumbar segments arching forward, while the thoracic and sacral segments arch backward. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. The elephant has seven cervical vertebrae, the atlas much resembling the human form; of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae the number is 23, of which 19 or 20 bear ribs; the caudal vertebrae are 31, of a simple character, without chevron bones. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  3. No mutationist has yet produced by breeding experiments a caterpillar without the three pairs of thoracic legs and yet developing into a moth that had normal three pairs. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  4. This is true of local electrizations of the affected parts; it holds good much more strongly however of electric baths, because here, in addition to the reflex influence that we get from local applications, we have also the direct influence of the electric current on the spinal cord and posterior portion of the brain not only, but on the sympathetic system and all the important organs contained in the thoracic and abdominal cavities. – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  5. The thoracic duct opens into a vein leading directly to the heart; so that whatever portion of the chyle is not actually needed by the organism is thoroughly mixed with the general mass of blood. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  6. It is situated very near the center of the thoracic cavity and is almost completely surrounded by the lungs. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  7. A heifer calf with the heart entirely outside the thoracic cavity and beneath the skin in the lower part of the neck was kept for two years at the veterinary hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, during which time it grew to be a well- developed cow. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  8. I. Thoracic half of the greater pectoral muscle. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  9. The Arm A single bone, the humerus, forms the skeleton of this portion of the thoracic limb. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  10. Fracture- dislocations usually occur where the range of flexion is intermediate, that is, in the thoracic region. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  11. In the abdomen, the thoracic cavity, and in the pericardium, or bag surrounding the heart, more or less blood- stained fluid is present. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. Outward wing- rudiments are early visible on the thoracic segments; when these have become conspicuous the insect, beginning in some respects to approach the adult condition, is often called a nymph. – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  13. But after the first or the second moult, definite wing- rudiments are visible in the form of outgrowths on the corners of the second and third thoracic segments. – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  14. To me it has always seemed that the swallowing action had a direct mechanical effect upon the heart, because the esophagus passes so close to it in the thoracic cavity. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  15. The condition appears to begin in the lower part of the cord, and to spread up, usually as far as the mid- thoracic region. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  16. The success of the paralysis, therefore, demands that the motor ganglia, at least the three thoracic ganglia, shall be packed in close contact opposite this point. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  17. His shirt, buttoned with three large pearls worth five hundred francs apiece, gave a great idea of his thoracic capacity, and he was apt to say, " In me you see the coming athlete of the tribune!" – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  18. This would tend to increase the development of the thoracic segments, already somewhat enlarged, in order to receive the muscles of the legs. – On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects by Sir John Lubbock
  19. I have sometimes even seen the three thoracic segments stung twice over: at the beginning of the attack and again when the Wasp returned to her vanquished prey. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre