rib cage

noun

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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He was reportedly shot twice near his rib cage, but survived. Lissandra Villa/el Paso, Time, "Beto O'Rourke Finds His Voice Helping El Paso Grieve," 11 Aug. 2019 But his entire 2017 season with the Rockies was wiped out by a stress reaction in his rib cage. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "David Dahl overcomes injuries on way to All-Star Game," 9 July 2019 The tragicomedy felt surgical, like Atlanta was Temple of Dooming America’s broken heart right out of our schismatic rib cage. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Welcome to more Atlanta: FX series gets early season 4 renewal," 6 Aug. 2019 After missing Game 3 of the NBA Finals against Toronto because of a fracture near his rib cage and chest area, Looney returned for Games 4, 5 and 6. Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "Kevon Looney fielding strong interest ahead of free agency," 29 June 2019 Winker told them he had tightness on the side area of his lower left back and under his right rib cage. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Jesse Winker exits Cincinnati Reds game with side tightness, hopes to avoid injury list," 14 July 2019 Kevon Looney has fractured cartilage in his rib cage. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Kevin Durant’s injury is all pain, no gain for anyone | Commentary," 11 June 2019 There’s a 5 on the actress’s rib cage beneath her shirt, and a chai—the Jewish symbol for life—on her inner wrist shares real estate with a cursive yes that was inspired by an early Yoko Ono installation. Julia Felsenthal, Marie Claire, "It's Tessa Thompson's Time to Shine," 11 June 2019 In their quest to find the cause, doctors found and biopsied a lump on the right side of her rib cage. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville woman taps faith, attitude and running to fight for her life: 'I didn't have time for cancer'," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of rib cage

1883, in the meaning defined above

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rib cage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rib cage

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

rib cage

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Kids Definition of rib cage

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

rib cage

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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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