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torso

1. the trunk of the human body
2. a statue of a nude human trunk, esp without the head or limbs

Torso

 

(1) In anatomy, the trunk of the human body without head and limbs.

(2) In the visual arts, a sculptural representation of the human trunk. Classical torsos are parts of ancient statues that have been preserved. Since the second half of the 19th century the torso has often been depicted as an independent genre, making it possible to represent the musculature of the human body more distinctly.

torso

A spiral column, in Medieval and Renaissance architecture.
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One of his shots hit the armed suspect in the torso.
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The body had been carefully dismembered and this, along with the absence of blood and the manner in which the torso had been disposed of, led the police to believe Adam could have been the victim of a ritualistic killing.
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Men with long, fat torsos tend to have an elevated risk of prostate cancer, according to a small, preliminary study comparing the physiques of healthy men with those of men who developed prostate cancer.
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