rib cage

noun

Definition of rib cage

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

1883

First Known Use of rib cage

1883


RIB CAGE Defined for English Language Learners

rib cage

noun

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

  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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