muscles of thorax

mus·cles of tho·rax

[TA]
the muscles attaching to the rib cage including the pectoral muscles, serratus anterior, subclavius, and levator muscles, intercostal muscles, transverse thoracic muscle, subcostal muscles, and diaphragm.
Synonym(s): musculi thoracis [TA]
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, caveolin-1 also showed strong expression in the muscles of thorax, suggesting that caveolin-1 was also very closely related to the development and function of the muscles in D.
After 24 h the muscles of thorax and legs of the decomposing flies had changed from a nearly white tissue to a juicy, red-brownish mass that emanated a pungent "rotten meat" odor.