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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rib cage mean? 

RIB CAGE (noun)
  The noun RIB CAGE has 1 sense:

1. the bony enclosing wall of the chest

  Familiarity information: RIB CAGE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RIB CAGE (noun)

Sense 1rib cage [BACK TO TOP]


The bony enclosing wall of the chest

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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("rib cage" is a kind of...):

skeletal structure (any structure created by the skeleton of an organism)

Holonyms ("rib cage" is a part of...):

chest; pectus; thorax (the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates)

axial skeleton (the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs)

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