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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.
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|Adj.||1.||pigeon-breasted - having a chest deformity marked by a projecting breastbone caused by infantile rickets|
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"
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