not reaching to or connected with the sternum.
not connected or joined to the sternum
lacking a sternum
asternal a·ster·nal (ā-stûr’nəl, ə-stûr’-)
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 […]
- Asteroid belt
the region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located. Contemporary Examples A majority of these meteorites comes from collisions in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. New York City Stages Largest Meteorite Auction Ever Lizzie Crocker October 9, 2012 The asteroid belt in the Solar System […]
- Asteroid body
asteroid body asteroid body as·ter·oid body (ās’tə-roid’) n. An eosinophilic inclusion body having radiating lines, found in a vacuolated area of cytoplasm of a multinucleated giant cell, especially seen in sarcoidosis but occurring also in other granulomas. A structure characteristic of sporotrichosis when found in the skin or in secondary lesions of sporotrichosis.