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 cartilaginous process forming the lowermost part of the breastbone (sternum) also called xiphoid, xiphoid process
xiph’i·ster’nal adj.

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