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a·ster·nal

 (ā-stûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Not connected to the sternum.
2. Lacking a sternum.
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asternal

(æˈstɜːnəl; eɪ-)
adj
1. (Anatomy) not connected or joined to the sternum
2. (Anatomy) lacking a sternum
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Adj.1.asternal - not connected to the sternum or breastbone; "asternal ribs"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
unconnected - not joined or linked together
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