pigeon breast

noun Pathology.

Origin of pigeon breast

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called pigeon chest.
Related formspi·geon-breast·ed, adjectivepi·geon-breast·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pigeon-chest

pigeon breast


a deformity of the chest characterized by an abnormal protrusion of the breastbone, caused by rickets or by obstructed breathing during infancyAlso called: chicken breast
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pigeon-chest in Medicine

pigeon breast



A chest deformity marked by a projecting sternum, often occurring as a result of infantile rickets.chicken breast pectus carinatum
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