pectus

[ pĕktəs ]

n. pl. pec•to•ra (pĕktə-rə)

The chest, especially the anterior wall; breast; thorax.

Nearby words

  1. pectoral vein,
  2. pectoralis,
  3. pectoriloquy,
  4. pectose,
  5. pectous,
  6. pectus carinatum,
  7. pectus excavatum,
  8. pectus recurvatum,
  9. peculate,
  10. peculation


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