- 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.
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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
- pathol another name for pigeon breast
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