Intercostal vs Thoracic - What's the difference?

intercostal | thoracic |


In anatomy|lang=en terms the difference between intercostal and thoracic

is that intercostal is (anatomy) something that is between the ribs of an animal while thoracic is (anatomy) of the thorax.

As adjectives the difference between intercostal and thoracic

is that intercostal is (anatomy) between the ribs of an animal or person while thoracic is (anatomy) of the thorax.

As nouns the difference between intercostal and thoracic

is that intercostal is (anatomy) the intercostal muscles while thoracic is (zoology) one of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.

intercostal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (anatomy) Between the ribs of an animal or person.
  • (nautical) Between the ribs of a boat.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (anatomy) The intercostal muscles.
  • (anatomy) Something that is between the ribs of an animal.
  • (nautical) Hull reinforcing inserted between frames or bulkheads of a boat.
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    thoracic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * thoracick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (anatomy) Of the thorax.
  • Derived terms

    * transthoracic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectoral fins.
  • Anagrams

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