presternum


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pre·ster·num

 (prē-stûr′nəm)
n.
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presternum

(priːˈstɜːnəm)
n
(Anatomy) the anterior section of the sternum
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Hypertrophic scarring is mostly developed in wounds at anatomic locations with high tension, such as shoulders, neck, presternum, knees, and ankles [12, 13], whereas risk of keloid formation is higher at anterior chest, shoulders, earlobes, upper arms, and cheeks [14].
17 Antennal style with long loosely arranged setae; presternum large, abutting proepisternum and prothoracic coxae; alula highly reduced Oligopogon Loew, 1847 (11 spp., requires modern revision)
maura-group are characterized by the following: humeral, intrahumeral and posthumeral bristles absent, legs devoid of distinct bristles, hind marginal bristles on abdomen absent, prothoracic episterna and whole presternum covered with fine hairs and a distinct sensory pit below prothoracic spiracle (Chvala 2005).
The first mass was excised from the presternum and lower neck at age 1.
Prothorax subquadrate, transverse, 0.5 times as long as wide, sides slightly curved, dorsal surface smooth; prosternal surface smooth, 3 setae (1 elongate) at anterolateral angles and 2 short setae at posterolateral angles; prosternum trapezoidal, sides oblique, posterior margin straight, pair of medial setae present posterior to posterior margin of presternum. Meso- and metathorax transverse, both 0.5 times as long as wide, sides curved, dorsal surface of both tergites smooth with 3 short setae at anterolateral angles and 2 short setae at posterolateral angles; both sterna without well-defined subdivisions, each smooth with a pair of discal setae near anterior margin; spiracular sclerite projecting strongly from lateral margin, spiracles (Fig.