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English definition of “pectus carinatum”

pectus carinatum

noun [U] /ˌpek.təs.kær.ɪˈneɪ.təm/ US  /ˈpek.təs ˌkær.əˈneɪ.t̬əm/ specialized
a deformity in which the chest is narrow and sticks out more than usual at the front: Severe cases of pectus carinatum can usually be corrected by surgery.Physical irregularities → See also pigeon-chested
(Definition of pectus carinatum noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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