|ductless glands above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex producing steroidal hormones, and a medulla producing epinephrine and norepinephrine|
|originating outside the anatomical limits of certain muscles or nerves|
|1.||a. the front part of the trunk from the neck to the bellyRelated: pectoral|
|b. (as modifier): a chest cold|
|2.||informal get something off one's chest to unburden oneself of troubles, worries, etc, by talking about them|
|3.||a box, usually large and sturdy, used for storage or shipping: a tea chest|
|4.||Also: chestful the quantity a chest holds|
|a. the place in which a public or charitable institution deposits its funds|
|b. the funds so deposited|
|6.||a sealed container or reservoir for a gas: a wind chest; a steam chest|
|[Old English cest, from Latin cista wooden box, basket, from Greek kistē box]|
The part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and the breastbone; thorax.
(Heb. _'aron_, generally rendered "ark"), the coffer into which the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings 12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered "coffin." In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, _genazim_ (plur.), is used. It there means "treasure-chests."
the earliest form of container for storing clothes, documents, valuables, or other possessions, and the most important piece of furniture in the home until the 18th century. Chests with flat tops were also sometimes used as seats or beds
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