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Medical Term:

chest

Pronunciation: chest

Definition:

  1. The part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and the sternum.
  2. Colloquially, the anterior wall of the thorax.

Synonym(s): pectus

[A.S. cest, a box]

See Also: thorax

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