Trunk may refer to:

In biology:

  • Trunk, the proboscis of an elephant
  • Synonym for torso
  • Trunk (botany), a tree's central superstructure
  • Nerve trunk


  • Trunk (automobile), a large storage compartment
  • Trunk (luggage)
  • Trunk (motorcycle), a storage compartment

Other uses:

  • Trunk (software), in revision control
  • Trunk (structural), a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
  • Trunk line, in telecommunications
  • Trunk shot, auto-trunk camera work
  • Trunk Records, a record label
  • Trunk road

Other articles related to "trunk":

Cyanotic - Differential Diagnosis - Differential Cyanosis
... Differential cyanosis is the bluish coloration of the lower but not the upper extremity and the head ... This is seen in patients with a patent ductus arteriosus ...
Lumbosacral Trunk - Additional Images
... Lumbosacral trunk Lumbosacral trunk Lumbosacral trunk Lumbosacral trunk ...
Trunk Deck Ship - Advantages and Disadvantages
... As with turret deck ships, the design of the trunk deck ships was said to maximize strength while reducing the amount of steel needed for construction ... Disadvantages included the narrow hatches atop the trunk, which inhibited efficient loading and unloading ... Trunk deck ships had a low net tonnage (an approximate measure of cargo space) in comparison to their deadweight tonnage capacity (weight of cargo) ...
Thoracic Ganglia
... The thoracic portion of the sympathetic trunk typically has 12 thoracic ganglia ... Also, the ganglia of the thoracic sympathetic trunk have both white and gray rami communicantes ... The white rami carry sympathetic fibers arising in the spinal cord into the sympathetic trunk ...
Cyathea Catillifera
... The erect trunk is up to about 1 m tall and 10 cm in diameter ... Characteristically of this species, the trunk often branches at the base ... Stipes are persistent with bases retained on the trunk ...

Famous quotes containing the word trunk:

    through the Sumner Tunnel,
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    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

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    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    We are nothing but ceremony; ceremony carries us away, and we leave the substance of things; we hang on to the branches and abandon the trunk and body.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)