xiphisternum


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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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Patients tend to describe the angina pains with the flat of their hand horizontally across the middle of their chest; they tend to describe oesophageal spasms with a clenched fist at the upper xiphisternum edge, moving in a vertical manner.
Using a standard incision from the suprasternal notch to the xiphisternum, the sternum was divided with a pneumatic saw in older children and a Gigli wire in younger children.
Each participant placed the transmitter on the xiphisternum, in direct contact with the skin, and the S-810i on their left wrist.