chicken breast

noun Pathology.
  1. 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 formschick·en-breast·ed, adjectivechick·en-breast·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for chicken breast

Historical Examples of 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

noun
  1. pathol another name for pigeon breast
Derived Formschicken-breasted, adjective
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chicken breast in Medicine

chicken breast

[chĭkən]
n.
  1. pigeon breast
Related formschicken-breast′ed (-brĕs′tĭd) adj.
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