koilosternia
SYN: pectus excavatum. [G. koilos, hollow, + sternon, chest (sternum)]

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koilo·ster·nia -'stər-nē-ə n FUNNEL CHEST

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koi·lo·ster·nia (koi″lo-sturґne-ə) [koilo- + stern- + -ia] pectus excavatum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pectus excavatum — Caved in or funnel chest. The Latin “pectus” means “chest.” The chest is excavated. It looks as if it has been dug out, hollowed out. * * * pec·tus ex·ca·va·tum pek təs .ek skə vāt əm n FUNNEL CHEST * * * see funnel chest * * * [L. “hollowed… …   Medical dictionary

  • pectus — SYN: chest. [L.] p. carinatum flattening of the chest on either side with forward projection of the sternum resembling the keel of a boat. SYN: chicken breast, keeled chest, pigeon breast, pigeon chest. p. excavatum a hollow at the lower part of… …   Medical dictionary

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