HyperDic: sternum

English > 1 sense of the word sternum:
NOUNbodysternum, breastbonethe flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
English > sternum: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs.
Synonymbreastbone
Part ofaxial skeletonThe part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
thorax, chest, pectusThe part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
Partsgladiolus, corpus sternumThe large central part of the breastbone
manubriumThe upper part of the breastbone
xiphoid processsmallest of the three parts of the breastbone
Broaderbone, osrigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Spanishesternón
Catalanestern, estèrnum
Adjectivessternalof or relating to or near the sternum

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