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rib cage
human rib cage

rib cage

n.
The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached.

rib′ cage`


n.
the enclosure formed by the ribs and their connecting bones.
[1905–10]

rib cage

The bony structure in the chest formed by the ribs and sternum (breastbone) that encloses and protects the heart and lungs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chestrib 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
Translations
hrudní koš
rintakehä
caixa torácica

rib cage

nBrustkorb m

rib cage

n (Anat) → gabbia toracica
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