breastbone


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breast·bone

 (brĕst′bōn′)
n.

breastbone

(ˈbrɛstˌbəʊn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for sternum

breast•bone

(ˈbrɛstˌboʊn)

n.
the sternum.
[before 1000]

breast·bone

(brĕst′bōn′)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breastbone - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribsbreastbone - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
corpus sternum, gladiolus - the large central part of the breastbone
manubrium - the upper part of the breastbone
xiphoid process - smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs

breastbone

noun
Related words
technical name sternum
Translations
hrudní kost
rintalasta
bringubein

breastbone

[ˈbrestbəʊn] Nesternón m

breastbone

breast bone [ˈbrɛstbəʊn] n (= sternum) → sternum mbreast cancer ncancer m du sein

breastbone

[ˈbrɛstˌbəʊn] nsterno

breastbone

n. esternón.

breastbone

esternón m (form), hueso del pecho
References in classic literature ?
Giles Hicks, living but a short distance from where I used to live, murdered my wife's cousin, a young girl between fifteen and six- teen years of age, mangling her person in the most horrible manner, breaking her nose and breastbone with a stick, so that the poor girl expired in a few hours afterward.
There are twelve ribs, you know, and the two lower ones are called floating ribs, because they are not fastened to the breastbone. That's why they go in so easily if you lace tight and squeeze the lungs and heart in the let me see, what was that big word oh, I know thoracic cavity," and Rose beamed with pride as she aired her little bit of knowledge.
Another made a slit down the body; a second opened the body wider; a third with a saw cut the breastbone; a fourth loosened the entrails; a fifth pulled them out-- and they also slid through a hole in the floor.
I should have died even then but for that as my sword was tight wedged in the breastbone of a Dator of the First Born.
And I struck him in the throat above the breastbone. .
And tilting his head know- ingly, he tapped his breastbone to indicate that she had a good heart: not hard, not fierce, open to com- passion, charitable to the poor!
And after pointing below his breastbone, he made a hard wringing motion with his hands.
Then, just after completing the purchase of the car, he caused a collision which left a passenger in the other car with injuries including broken ribs and a fractured breastbone.
The driver was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, with a fracture to her breastbone and spinal fractures.
You've developed chest pain close to your breastbone and your chest feels tender to touch.
| Place the heel of one hand towards the end of their breastbone, in the centre of their chest.
Peter Maggs, from Abergavenny, had three ribs and half his breastbone removed during an operation to take out a tumour the size of a tennis ball.