Definitions for xiphisternumˌzɪf əˈstɜr nəm

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  1. xiphisternum(Noun)

    The xiphoid process, a small cartilaginous extension to the lower part of the sternum, usually ossified in the adult human.

  2. Origin: + -i- (in place of the etymologically consistent -o-) + sternum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xiphisternum(noun)

    the posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process

  2. Xiphisternum(noun)

    the xiphiplastron

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword + sternum.]


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