Definition of pectus excavatum in English:

pectus excavatum

noun

Medicine
  • Deformity of the chest characterized by displacement of the lower sternum backwards towards the spine.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in New York Medical Journal. From classical Latin pectus pectus + excavātum, neuter singular of excavātus.

Pronunciation

pectus excavatum

/ˌpɛktəs ˌɛkskəˈveɪtəm//ˌpɛktəs ˌɛkskəˈvɑːtəm/