• synonyms

chest wall

  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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.