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Pectus

noun
(pl. pectora)
1.
The part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.  Synonyms: chest, thorax.






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"Pectus" Quotes from Famous Books



... imposuit Iuppiter nobis duas: Propriis repletam vitiis post tergum dedit, Alienis ante pectus suspendit gravem. Hac re videre nostra mala non possumus: Alii simul delinquunt, ...
— Plutarch's Lives Volume III. • Plutarch

... me, quae facere ipse recusem, Cum recte tractant alii, laudare maligne; Ille per extentum funem mihi posse videtur Ire poeta, meum qui pectus inaniter angit, Irritat, mulcet; falsis terroribus implet, Ut magus; & modo me ...
— Clarissa: Preface, Hints of Prefaces, and Postscript • Samuel Richardson

... audit loquiturque NIHIL sine voce, volatque Absque ope pennarum, et graditur sine cruribus ullis. Absque loco motuque NIHIL per inane vagatur. Humano generi utilius NIHIL arte medendi; Ne rhombos igitur, neu Thessala murmura tentet Idalia vacuum trajectus arundine pectus, Neu legat Idaeo Dictaeum in vertice gramen. Vulneribus saevi NIHIL auxiliatur amoris. Vexerit et quemvis trans moestas portitor undas, Ad superos imo NIHIL hunc revocabit ab orco. Inferni NIHIL inflectit ...
— Lives of the Poets, Vol. 1 • Samuel Johnson



Words linked to "Pectus" :   pectoral muscle, thoracic aorta, vertebrate, gall bladder, sternum, trunk, thoracic vein, male chest, vena thoracica, rib cage, pecs, craniate, body, chest cavity, area of cardiac dullness, thoracic cavity, bust, chest, gallbladder, torso, pectoralis, breast, body part, pectoral, breastbone, musculus pectoralis, female chest



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