One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deformity of the chest characterized by protrusion of the sternum; pigeon breast.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From classical Latin pectus pectus + carīnātum, neuter singular of carīnātus.
pectus carinatum/ˌpɛktəs ˌkarɪˈnɑːtəm//ˌpɛktəs ˌkarɪˈneɪtəm/
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