Medical Dictionary

barrel chest

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noun bar·rel chest \ˈbar-əl-\

Medical Definition of barrel chest

  1. :  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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