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pectus excavatum

noun [U] uk   /ˌpek.təs.eks.kəˈveɪ.təm/ us    /ˈpek.təs ˌeks.kəˈveɪ.t̬əm/ (also funnel chest) specialized
a deformity in which the chest goes in more than usual at the front: Pectus excavatum can cause difficulties taking exercise and in eating a full meal.
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