asterixis as·ter·ix·is (ās’tə-rĭk’sĭs)
An abnormal tremor consisting of involuntary jerking movements, especially in the hands, frequently occurring with impending hepatic coma and other forms of metabolic encephalopathy. Also called flapping tremor.
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.
in a position behind a specified vessel or aircraft: The cutter was following close astern. in a backward direction: The steamer went astern at half speed. Historical Examples astern towed a dingy; from the taffrail flew the American flag. Our Navy in the War Lawrence Perry In paddling the dugout the Indians all faced ahead, […]
asternia asternia a·ster·ni·a (ā-stûr’nē-ə, ə-stûr’-) n. The congenital absence of the sternum.
Also called minor planet. Astronomy. any of the thousands of small bodies of from 480 miles (775 km) to less than one mile (1.6 km) in diameter that revolve about the sun in orbits lying mostly between those of Mars and Jupiter. Zoology. an asteroidean; a starfish. . Contemporary Examples The answer: by watching the […]