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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.

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Also called pigeon breast.

Origin of chicken breast

First recorded in 1840–50

OTHER WORDS FROM chicken breast

chicken-breasted, adjectivechick·en-breast·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chicken breast

chicken breast

noun

pathol another name for pigeon breast

Derived forms of chicken breast

chicken-breasted, adjective
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Medical definitions for chicken breast

chicken breast
[ chĭkən ]

n.

pigeon breast

Other words from chicken breast

chicken-breast′ed (-brĕs′tĭd) adj.
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