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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
First recorded in 1840-50
Related forms
chicken-breasted, adjective
chicken-breastedness, noun Unabridged
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chicken breast

(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)
See pigeon breast.

chick'en-breast'ed (-brěs'tĭd) adj.
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