Definition of pectus carinatum in English:

pectus carinatum

noun

Medicine
  • Deformity of the chest characterized by protrusion of the sternum; pigeon breast.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

pectus carinatum

/ˌpɛktəs ˌkarɪˈnɑːtəm//ˌpɛktəs ˌkarɪˈneɪtəm/