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trunk

 [trungk]
1. the part of the body to which the head and limbs are attached; called also torso.
2. a larger structure, such as a vessel or nerve, from which smaller divisions or branches arise, or that is created by their union. adj., adj trun´cal.
brachiocephalic trunk truncus brachiocephalicus.
celiac trunk the arterial trunk arising from the abdominal aorta and giving origin to the left gastric, common hepatic, and splenic arteries.
encephalic trunk brainstem.
lumbosacral trunk a trunk formed by union of the lower part of ventral branch of the fourth lumbar nerve with the ventral branch of the fifth lumbar nerve.
lymphatic t's the lymphatic vessels (right or left lumbar, intestinal, right or left bronchomediastinal, right or left subclavian, and right or left jugular trunks) that drain lymph from various regions of the body into the right lymphatic or thoracic duct.
pulmonary trunk a vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and bifurcating into the right and left pulmonary arteries.
sympathetic trunk two long ganglionated nerve strands, one on each side of the vertebral column, extending from the base of the skull to the coccyx.

tor·so

(tōr'sō),
The trunk; the body without relation to head or extremities.
[It.]

torso

/tor·so/ (tor´so) trunk (1).

torso

(tôr′sō)
n. pl. tor·sos or tor·si (-sē)
The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.

torso

[tôr′sō]
Etymology: L, thyrsus, stem
the body excluding the head and limbs. Also called trunk.

tor·so

(tōr'sō)
The trunk; the body without relation to head or extremities.
[It.]

torso

the body, exclusive of the head and limbs.
References in classic literature ?
The blade struck at the junction of the neck and torso and with such force as to completely decapitate the Wieroo, the hideous head dropping to the floor and the body falling forward upon the Englishman.
Strong teeth fastened themselves in his shoulder, and powerful legs wound themselves about his torso.
The tug herself without his head and torso on the bridge looked mutilated as it were.
His dark head and bronze torso appeared above the tarnished slab of wood, gleaming and still as if cast in metal.
Reflects mature young lady; raven locks, and complexion that lights up well when well powdered--as it is--carrying on considerably in the captivation of mature young gentleman; with too much nose in his face, too much ginger in his whiskers, too much torso in his waistcoat, too much sparkle in his studs, his eyes, his buttons, his talk, and his teeth.
A statement from CAS said: "The Swedish NOC (national Olympic committee) and the STF consider that the ITU did not comply with its own rules because it may not have taken into account the position of the athletes' torsos when establishing the medal positions.
For tackle evasion, lowfriction panels are on the arms and torsos of backs' jerseys, and for forwards this fabric is centred around the lower torso.
The soft parts of the lower and upper torsos have many layers.
Corsets constrict women's torsos, and long dresses over bell-shaped farthingales or bum rolls and petticoats hide and inhibit the legs.
At this point, more than a little puzzled, we turned and noticed, in the opposite corners of the gallery, two torsos in beeswax that mirrored one another, each with one male breast and one female breast.
Prime examples: From the North Frieze in a chariot race, the lower part of the torsos of a foot-soldier and another male figure and of two horses left at the Parthenon, but the heads of all four conveyed to London where they now reside in the British Museum.
Brothers David Gutierrez, 31, and Sergio Gutierrez, 22, were walking when an unknown person drove by and fired numerous shots, hitting them in their torsos, Aragon said.