Xiphi-



combining form
indicating a sword, esp something shaped like or resembling a sword: xiphisternum, xiphoid

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  • xiphisternum

    the lowermost of the three segments of the sternum. compare gladiolus (def 2), manubrium (def 2a). historical examples the vertebrate skeleton sidney h. reynolds the vertebrate skeleton sidney h. reynolds the vertebrate skeleton sidney h. reynolds the vertebrate skeleton sidney h. reynolds the vertebrate skeleton sidney h. reynolds noun (pl) -na (-nə) (anatomy, zoology) the […]

  • xiphias

    n. historical examples the sailor’s word-book william henry smyth tales of fishes zane grey fict-tious & symbolic creatures in art john vinycomb

  • xiphisternal

    the lowermost of the three segments of the sternum. compare gladiolus (def 2), manubrium (def 2a). historical examples the vertebrate skeleton sidney h. reynolds noun (pl) -na (-nə) (anatomy, zoology) the cartilaginous process forming the lowermost part of the breastbone (sternum) also called xiphoid, xiphoid process xiph’i·ster’nal adj.

  • xiphoid-cartilage

    xiphoid cartilage historical examples a system of practical medicine by american authors, vol. ii various the cambridge natural history, vol x., mammalia frank evers beddard curiosities of medical experience j. g. (john gideon) millingen

  • xiphoid-process

    xiphoid process


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