barrel chest

noun

bar·​rel chest ˈbar-əl- How to pronounce barrel chest (audio)
: the enlarged chest with a rounded cross section and fixed horizontal position of the ribs that occurs in chronic pulmonary emphysema

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“Barrel chest.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/barrel%20chest. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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