Breast vs Thoracic - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between breast and thoracic
is that breast
is either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men while thoracic
is (zoology) one of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.
As a verb breast
is to push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
As an adjective thoracic is
(anatomy) of the thorax.
Either of the two organs on the front of a woman's chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in men.
The chest, or front of the human thorax.
* 1798 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
- Tanya's breasts grew alarmingly during pregnancy.
A section of clothing covering the breast area.
The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one's heart or innermost thoughts.
- The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast , For he heard the loud bassoon.
- She kindled hope in the breast of all who heard her.
The ventral portion of an animal's thorax.
- He has a loyal breast .
A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast; also a cut of meat from other animals, breast of mutton, veal, pork.
- The robin has a red breast .
The front or forward part of anything.
- Would you like breast or wing?
- a chimney breast'''; a plough '''breast
(mining) The face of a coal working.
(mining) The front of a furnace.
(obsolete) The power of singing; a musical voice.
- Mountains on whose barren breast / The labouring clouds do often rest.
- By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast .
* (female organs) See also
* (chest) chest
* (seat of emotions) heart, soul
* (cut of poultry) white meat
* (cut of meat) brisket
* (cut of poultry) thigh, wing, dark meat
* breast cancer
* breastfeed, breast feeding, breastfeeding
* breast milk, breastmilk
* make a clean breast
To push against with the breast; to meet full on, to oppose, to face.
- He breasted the hill and saw the town before him.
- The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the demurrer.
* thoracick (obsolete)
(anatomy) Of the thorax.
(zoology) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.