asternal


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a·ster·nal

 (ā-stûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Not connected to the sternum.
2. Lacking a sternum.

asternal

(æˈstɜːnəl; eɪ-)
adj
1. (Anatomy) not connected or joined to the sternum
2. (Anatomy) lacking a sternum
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asternal - not connected to the sternum or breastbone; "asternal ribs"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
unconnected - not joined or linked together
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It was allegedly a Seminole who told a land surveyor in the 1850s that the name of the river was Myakka, although it shows up as the Asternal River on English maps prior to 1850.
This poem opens with an image of an asternal rib and how it "sounds like ribs connected / to stars.