pigeon breast
noun Date: 1842 a deformity of the chest marked by sharp projection of the sternum

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pigeon breast — n. a deformity of the human chest occurring in rickets, etc., and characterized by a sharply projecting sternum like that of a pigeon pigeon breasted adj …   English World dictionary

  • pigeon breast — pigeon breasted, adj. pigeon breastedness, n. Pathol. See chicken breast. Also called pigeon chest. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • pigeon breast — /ˈpɪdʒən brɛst/ (say pijuhn brest) noun a malformation of the chest in which there is abnormal projection of the sternum and sternal region, often associated with rickets. Also, pigeon chest. –pigeon breasted, adjective –pigeon breastedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pigeon breast — pi·geon breast pij ən n a rachitic deformity of the chest marked by sharp projection of the sternum pi·geon breast·ed pij ən bres təd adj * * * pectus carinatum …   Medical dictionary

  • pigeon breast — pi′geon breast n. pat chicken breast • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • pigeon breast — noun abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets • Syn: ↑chicken breast • Hypernyms: ↑deformity, ↑malformation, ↑misshapenness …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon breast — (Anatomy) condition of the chest in which the sides of the chest are flattened and the sternum is prominent due to obstruction of infantile respiration or to rickets …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pigeon-breast — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon chest — pigeon breast or pigeon chest noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pigeon …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon chest — n PIGEON BREAST * * * forward protrusion of the breastbone resulting in deformity of the chest. The condition is painless and harmless. Medical name: pectus carinatum. * * * pectus carinatum …   Medical dictionary

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