chest


chest
The anterior wall of the thorax. SEE ALSO: thorax. SYN: pectus. [A.S. cest, a box]
- alar c. SYN: flat c..
- barrel c. a c. permanently resembling the shape of a barrel, i.e., with increased anteroposterior diameter, roughly equaling the lateral diameter; usually with some degree of kyphosis; seen in cases of emphysema.
- flail c. loss of stability of thoracic cage following fracture of sternum, ribs, or both; can cause respiratory failure.
- flat c. a c. in which the anteroposterior diameter is shorter than the average. SYN: alar c., pterygoid c..
- foveated c., funnel c. SYN: pectus excavatum.
- keeled c. SYN: pectus carinatum.
- phthinoid c. a long narrow c., the lower ribs being more oblique than usual and sometimes reaching almost to the crest of the ilium, with the scapulae projecting backward, the manubrium sterni depressed, and Louis angle sharper than normal; such a c. was once considered indicative of pulmonary tuberculosis.
- pigeon c. SYN: pectus carinatum.
- pterygoid c. SYN: flat c..
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chest 'chest n
1) MEDICINE CHEST
2) the part of the body enclosed by the ribs and sternum

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n.

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(chest) thorax.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • chest — [ tʃest ] noun count *** 1. ) the upper front part of your body between your neck and your stomach: a broad/hairy chest Have you had any chest pains? a ) BRITISH INFORMAL used for referring to health problems in the area of your chest, especially …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chest — W3S2 [tʃest] n [: Old English; Origin: cest, from Latin cista box, basket , from Greek kiste basket ] 1.) the front part of your body between your neck and your stomach →↑breast ▪ Her heart was pounding in her chest. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chest — chest; chest·ed; chest·i·ly; chest·i·ness; chest·nut·ty; chest·nut; …   English syllables

  • chest — [chest] n. [ME chest, chiste < OE, ON, or L: OE cist & ON kista < L cista < Gr kistē, a box, basket < IE * kista, woven container > OIr cess, basket] 1. a box with a lid and, often, a lock, for storing or shipping things 2. Rare a… …   English World dictionary

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  • chest|y — «CHEHS tee», adjective, chest|i|er, chest|i|est. U.S. Slang. 1. conceited; self assertive: »bumbling doctors, madcap crooks, chesty admirals and busty dowagers ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Chest — (ch[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chested}.] 1. To deposit in a chest; to hoard. [1913 Webster] 2. To place in a coffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He dieth and is chested. Gen. 1. 26 (heading). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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