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chicken breast

noun, Pathology
1.
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.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
Related forms
chicken-breasted, adjective
chicken-breastedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chicken breast

chicken breast

noun
1.
(pathol) another name for pigeon breast
Derived Forms
chicken-breasted, adjective
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chicken breast in Medicine

chicken breast chick·en breast (chĭk'ən)
n.
See pigeon breast.


chick'en-breast'ed (-brěs'tĭd) adj.
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