chicken breast

chicken breast

noun Pathology.
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:
1840–50

chicken-breasted, adjective
chicken-breastedness, noun
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chicken breast
 
n
pathol another name for pigeon breast
 
chicken-'breasted
 
adj

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


chick'en-breast'ed (-brěs'tĭd) adj.
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