flat chest

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flat chest

a chest in which the anteroposterior diameter is shorter than the average.

flat chest

(flat chest)
A thorax in which the anteroposterior diameter is shorter than the average.

flat chest

A deformity of the chest in which the anteroposterior diameter is short, the thorax long and flat, and the ribs oblique. The scapula is prominent; the spaces above and below the clavicles are depressed. The angle formed by divergence of the costal margins from the sternum is very acute.
See also: chest