Thorax vs Mesosternum - What's the difference?

thorax | mesosternum |


As nouns the difference between thorax and mesosternum

is that thorax is thorax (region of the mammalian body) while mesosternum is (anatomy) the middle portion, or body, of the sternum.

thorax

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • the middle of three distinct divisions in an insect, crustacean or arachnid body
  • the region of the mammalian body between the neck and abdomen as well as the cavity containing the heart and lungs
  • Derived terms

    * thoracic * thoracal * thoracic vertebra * thoracoplasty

    mesosternum

    English

    Noun

    (mesosterna)
  • (anatomy) The middle portion, or body, of the sternum.
  • (entomology) The ventral piece of the middle segment of the thorax.
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