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[stur-noh-kos-tl, -kaw-stl] /ˌstɜr noʊˈkɒs tl, -ˈkɔ stl/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology.
of, relating to, or situated between the sternum and ribs.

sternocostal ster·no·cos·tal (stûr’nō-kŏs’təl)
Of or relating to both the sternum and the ribs.


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