from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The enclosing structure formed by the ribs and the bones to which they are attached.
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- noun anatomy A part of the
skeletonwithin the thoracicarea consisting of ribs, sternumand thoracic vertebrae.
- noun The
enclosed areacreated by and within the ribs.
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- noun the bony enclosing wall of the chest
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