- The system of structures outside the lungs that move as a part of breathing, including the rib cage, diaphragm, and abdomen.thoracic wall
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Examples from the Web for chest wall
The chest-wall was visibly moved at every thump of the heart.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present
Peter Charles Remondino
Entry, at angle of the right scapula; exit, at the junction of the left anterior axillary fold with the chest-wall.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins