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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For kinematic analysis, 31 reflective landmarks were attached to the sternal notch, processus xiphoideus, spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra, left and right acromioclavicular, lateral epicondyle of the humerus, midpoint of the radial and ulnar styloid process, sacrum, anterior superior iliac spine, lateral aspect of the thigh, lateral and medial knee joint line, lateral aspect of the shank, lateral and medial malleolus, and the second metatarsal head and heel, according to the International Society of Biomechanics recommendation for reporting human joint motion (Wu, et al.
Reflective markers were placed on 10 bony landmarks of the arm and trunk: processus spinosus of the seventh cervical and eighth thoracic vertebra, incisura jugularis, processus xiphoideus, acromioclavicular joint, medial and lateral epicondyle, radial and ulnar styloid, and distal head third metacarpal (Figure 2(b)).
Palpate the costal arch and below the Processus xiphoideus in the stomach region.