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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Thereafter, after rubbing and cleaning the skin with alcohol to achieve a skin-to-electrode impedance as low as possible, four standard electrocardiogram electrodes were placed according to the manual of the Aesculon (Osypka Medical, Berlin, Germany) on the left part of the neck and on the left part of the thorax at the level of the processus xiphoideus. Then the Aesculon monitor was connected to the electrodes for continuous display of bioimpedance cardiac index ([CI.sub.BIO]).
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., 2002; 2005).
The sternum was composed of deltoid-shaped manubrium sterni, four sternebrae, and slender processus xiphoideus. The sternebrae bodies were slender and laterally compressed.