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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 of chicken breast
Related forms
chicken-breasted, adjective
chicken-breastedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • chicken-breast is good, hot or cold, but aunty would never let me have a second helping.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
British Dictionary definitions for chicken-breast

chicken breast

(pathol) another name for pigeon breast
Derived Forms
chicken-breasted, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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chicken-breast in Medicine

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

chick'en-breast'ed (-brěs'tĭd) adj.
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