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pectus carinatum

noun [U] uk   /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.
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