pigeon chest

pigeon chest n PIGEON BREAST

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forward protrusion of the breastbone resulting in deformity of the chest. The condition is painless and harmless. Medical name: pectus carinatum.

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pectus carinatum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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

  • pigeon chest — forward protrusion of the breastbone resulting in deformity of the chest. The condition is painless and harmless. Medical names: pectus carinatum …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Клетка Грудная Килевидная, ""Грудь Куриная"" (Pigeon Chest) — выпячивание грудины вперед, приводящее к деформации грудной клетки. Данное состояние обычно не причиняет человеку боли или какого либо вреда. Медицинское название: грудь килевидная (pectus carinatum). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • 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 — 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-chested — adj someone who is pigeon chested has a very narrow chest that sticks out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pigeon-chested — (also pigeon breasted) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a narrow, projecting chest …   English terms dictionary

  • pigeon — 1. n. 1 any of several large usu. grey and white birds of the family Columbidae, esp. Columba livia, often domesticated and bred and trained to carry messages etc.; a dove (cf. rock pigeon). 2 a person easily swindled; a simpleton. Phrases and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chest of Saint Simeon — The Silver Chest of Saint Simeon A replica of the chest as seen in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Under protection of UNESCO Description Author: Date: Place …   Wikipedia

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