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rib cage Syllabification: rib cage
Pronunciation: /ˈrib ˌkāj/

Definition of rib cage in English:

noun

The bony frame formed by the ribs around the chest.
Example sentences
  • Skeletons will use their skulls and ribcages to produce infernal ditties sure to lead your ears into the fairy circles of hell.
  • We move into the chamber and carefully pick our way between heaps of skulls and ribcages.
  • He had dislocated a cervical vertebra and torn a cartilage in his lower ribcage, and was ordered by his doctors not to train, let alone compete.

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