rib cage

noun

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

Examples of rib cage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the rib cages are made of different woods in different colors: white oak, padauk, cherry, ebony, black walnut, ash, and so on. Emily Watlington, ARTnews.com, 12 July 2024 The cup size refers to the difference between your rib cage measurement and your bust measurement. Bebe Hodges, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2024 Flank or lower back pain on one side that feels deep and may be located beneath the rib cage may also occur. Colleen Doherty, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 Renner said that his rib cage was rebuilt with metal, along with plates in his face to support his eye sockets and titanium rods in one of his legs. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for rib cage 

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rib cage was in 1883

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“Rib cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rib%20cage. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

rib cage

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

Medical Definition

rib cage

noun
: 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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