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is a division of an animal's body that lies between the head and the abdomen. is the region of the body formed by the sternum, the thoracic vertebrae and the ribs. It extends from the neck to the diaphragm, not including the upper limbs. The heart and the lungs reside in the thoracic cavity, as well as many blood vessels. The inner organs are protected by the rib cage and the sternum.
(from Greek στέρνον, sternon, "chest") or breastbone is a long, flat bone located in the center of the thorax (chest). It connects to the rib bones via cartilage, forming the rib cage with them, and thus helps to protect the lungs, heart and major blood vessels from physical trauma.

The sternum is sometimes
The sternum is an elongated, flattened bone, forming the middle portion of the anterior wall of the thorax.
is a term associated with the backbone,
The abdomen
is the part of the body that lies between the chest and the pelvis and encloses the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas. Also called belly, venter." [1] In humans, and in many other vertebrates, it is the region between the thorax and the pelvis (Separating the thoracic cavity and the abdominal cavity is the diaphragm).
The pelvis (pl. pelvises or pelves)
is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). The pelvis incorporates the socket portion of the hip joint for each leg (in bipeds) or hind leg (in quadrupeds). It forms the lower limb (or hind-limb) girdle of the skeleton.

The pelvis protects the digestive and reproductive organs in the lower part of the body, and many large nerves and blood vessels pass through it to supply the legs. It is also an important load-bearing part of the skeletal system. It also provides a connection between the axial skeleton and the hind limbs that is the legs.
lumbar and the sacrum (pelvis).
is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm
The gluteal muscles are the three muscles that make up the human buttocks. The gluteal muscles are formed of the gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus and gluteus medius.
The sacrum
is a large, triangular bone at the base of the spine and at the upper and back part of the pelvic cavity, where it is inserted like a wedge between the two hip bones. Its upper part connects with the last lumbar vertebra, and bottom part with the coccyx (tailbone).
contains anus + genitals
4 areas of pelvic region
lumbar ,sacrum, gluteus, and pernium
composed of throax, vertabral, pelvic,and abdomen