rib cage


rib cage

noun

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

Full Definition of RIB CAGE

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

First Known Use of RIB CAGE

1909

rib cage

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RIB CAGE

: 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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