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.

Origin of chicken breast

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called pigeon breast.

Related forms

chick·en-breast·ed, adjectivechick·en-breast·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chicken breast

  • 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
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Medicine definitions for chicken breast

chicken breast

[ chĭkən ]


pigeon breast

Related forms

chicken-breast′ed (-brĕs′tĭd) adj.
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