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human rib cage
The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached.
the enclosure formed by the ribs and their connecting bones.
The bony structure in the chest formed by the ribs and sternum (breastbone) that encloses and protects the heart and lungs.
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|Noun||1.||rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest|
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs