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Definition: 'Thoracic Part Of Spinal Cord'

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thoracic part of spinal cord

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1. the part of the spinal cord that consists of the 12 thoracic segments [T1–T12] of the spinal cord from which the 12 pairs of thoracic nerves [T1–T12] originate.

Synonyms: pars thoracica medullae spinalis, segmenta thoracica medullae spinalis

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