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rib cage

noun

Simple Definition of rib cage

  • medical : the curved wall of ribs that surrounds and protects the chest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rib cage

  1. :  the bony enclosing wall of the chest consisting chiefly of the ribs and the structures connecting them

1909

First Known Use of rib cage

1909


RIB CAGE Defined for Kids

rib cage

noun

Definition of rib cage for Students

  1. :  the bony enclosing wall of the chest consisting of the ribs and their connecting parts




Medical Dictionary

rib cage

noun

Medical Definition of rib cage

  1. :  the bony enclosing wall of the chest consisting chiefly of the ribs and the structures connecting them—called also thoracic cage




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