pigeon breast

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pigeon breast

n.
A chest deformity marked by a projecting sternum, often occurring as a result of infantile rickets. Also called chicken breast.

pi′geon-breast′ed (-brĕs′tĭd) adj.

pigeon breast

n
(Pathology) a deformity of the chest characterized by an abnormal protrusion of the breastbone, caused by rickets or by obstructed breathing during infancy. Also called: chicken breast

chick′en breast`



n.
a congenital or acquired malformation of the chest in which there is abnormal projection of the sternum and the sternal region, often associated with rickets. Also called pigeon breast.
[1840–50]
chick′en-breast`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigeon breast - abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by ricketspigeon breast - abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
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