xiphoid process


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xiphoid process

n.
The smallest and lowest of the three divisions of the human sternum, which is cartilaginous in early life but usually ossifies by adulthood. Also called xiphisternum, xiphoid.
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Noun1.xiphoid process - smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
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xi·phoid pro·cess

n. apéndice xifoide, formación cartilaginosa que se une al cuerpo del esternón.
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The mice were sacrificed under deep anaesthesia and dissected through midline abdominal incision, extending from xiphoid process to anterior pelvic wall.
I also suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken xiphoid process (bottom piece of the sternum), several broken vertebraes in my lower back, shattered pelvis and right ankle, and lacerated kidney and liver.
Alternatively, the length of insertion is determined by adding the distances from nose to pinna and the distance from pinna to the xiphoid process plus extra 5 cm allowance.
1 cm during rest, maximal inspiration and expiration over the second intercostal space, xiphoid process and mid-point between the xiphoid process and umbilicus, a competency in diaphragmatic breathing can be demonstrated by a reduction in rib cage excursion.
Then, the subject remained in the water for 60 min at the level of the xiphoid process at a pool temperature of 30 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C, which was followed by another 60 min in a seated recovery from the water.
The midline incision is continued by divulsion with blunt-pointed scissors up to the xiphoid process, followed by additional incisions to amplify the surgical fields (Figure 1A).
05) the incidence of fetuses with absent xiphoid process (TA group), incomplete ossification of sternebra (TB and TC groups), increased distance between hamulus and basisphenoid, absent sternebrae and incomplete ossification of xiphoid process (TC group) (Table 2).
A participant's cane length was assigned based on height: vertical distance from the ground to two inches above the participant's xiphoid process, as described in La Grow and Long (2011).
A vertical midline incision was given extending from xiphoid process to the pubic symphysis.