chicken-breasted definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a narrow, projecting chest, caused by forward curvature regarding the vertebral line.
    • Having a narrow, projecting upper body, brought on by forward curvature of this vertebral line.
    • having a chest deformity marked by a projecting breastbone caused by infantile rickets
  • others:
    • Having that kind of chest in which the costal cartilages are carried inwards in addition to sternum is tossed forward, so the thorax resembles notably that a carinate bird. In pathology it's characteristic of rickets.

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