Definitions for rib cage

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rib′ cage`(n.)

  1. the enclosure formed by the ribs and their connecting bones.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of rib cage:

1905–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rib cage(noun)

    the bony enclosing wall of the chest

Wiktionary

  1. rib cage(Noun)

    A part of the skeleton within the thoracic area consisting of ribs, sternum and thoracic vertebrae.

  2. rib cage(Noun)

    The enclosed area created by and within the ribs.

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