Asternal



not reaching to or connected with the sternum.
adjective (anatomy)
not connected or joined to the sternum
lacking a sternum

asternal a·ster·nal (ā-stûr’nəl, ə-stûr’-)
adj.

Not related to or connected with the sternum, as a rib.

Lacking a sternum.

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