rib cage

noun
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of rib cage

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

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First Known Use of rib cage

1883

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RIB CAGE Defined for English Language Learners

rib cage

Definition of rib cage for English Language Learners

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


RIB CAGE Defined for Kids

rib cage

noun

Definition of rib cage for Students

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

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rib cage

noun

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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