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thoracic part of spinal cord


Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): pars thoracica medullae spinalisTA, segmenta thoracica medullae spinalisTA

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