from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached.
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- n. A part of the skeleton within the thoracic area consisting of ribs, sternum and thoracic vertebrae.
- n. The enclosed area created by and within the ribs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the bony enclosing wall of the chest
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