pigeon breast meaning

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Noun: pigeon breast  pijun brest
  1. Abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
    - chicken breast

Derived forms: pigeon breasts

Type of: deformity, malformation, misshapenness

Encyclopedia: Pigeon breast


[Medicine]
n : a rachitic deformity of the chest marked by sharp projection of the sternum — pi·geon-breast·ed adj

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  1. Then he squared his shoulders and his pouter-pigeon breast swelled.
  2. The menu is kept secret until the guests walk in _ this year it included salmon, lobster and pigeon breast.
  3. Terrine of young grouse, pigeon breast with honey and ginger, and partridges with cabbage are going to be pretty hard going.
  4. One hypothesis involving succinate, fumarate, and malate proved to be useful because all these molecules increased oxygen consumption in the pigeon breast muscle.
  5. The birds of prey, trained for hunting ducks and small game, are used to frighten, not kill, with flung pigeon breasts _ bought from a Queens poultry supplier _ acting as a lure.

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