pigeon breast(redirected from pigeon breasts)
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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.
(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
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.