the sailor’s word-book william henry smyth
tales of fishes zane grey
fict-tious & symbolic creatures in art john vinycomb
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 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
belonging or pertaining to the order xiphosura, comprising the horseshoe crabs. an arthropod of the order xiphosura; a horseshoe crab. noun any chelicerate arthropod of the subcl-ss xiphosura, including the horseshoe crabs and many extinct forms adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the subcl-ss xiphosura