rib-cage

rib cage

noun Anatomy.
the enclosure formed by the ribs and their connecting bones.

Origin:
1905–10

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

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rib cage  
The bony structure in the chest formed by the ribs and sternum (breastbone) that encloses and protects the heart and lungs.
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