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xiph·i·ster·num

 (zĭf′ĭ-stûr′nəm)
n. pl. xiph·i·ster·na (-nə)

[Greek xiphos, sword + sternum.]

xiphisternum

(ˌzɪfɪˈstɜːnəm)
n, pl -na (-nə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology the cartilaginous process forming the lowermost part of the breastbone (sternum). Also called: xiphoid or xiphoid process
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology the cartilaginous process forming the lowermost part of the breastbone (sternum). Also called: xiphoid or xiphoid process

xiph•i•ster•num

(ˌzɪf əˈstɜr nəm)

n., pl. -na (-nə).
the lowermost segment of the sternum.
[1855–60; < New Latin xiphi- (comb. form of Greek xíphos sword) + sternum sternum]
xiph`i•ster′nal, adj.
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