sternum


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ster·num

 (stûr′nəm)
n. pl. ster·nums or ster·na (-nə)
1. A long flat bone in most vertebrates that is situated along the ventral midline of the thorax and articulates with the ribs. The manubrium of the sternum articulates with the clavicles in humans and certain other vertebrates. Also called breastbone.
2. The ventral portion of a body segment of an arthropod.

[New Latin, from Greek sternon, breast, breastbone; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

sternum

(ˈstɜːnəm)
n, pl -na (-nə) or -nums
1. (Anatomy) (in man) a long flat vertical bone, situated in front of the thorax, to which are attached the collarbone and the first seven pairs of ribs. Nontechnical name: breastbone
2. (Zoology) the corresponding part in many other vertebrates
3. (Zoology) a cuticular plate covering the ventral surface of a body segment of an arthropod. Compare tergum
[C17: via New Latin from Greek sternon breastbone]
ˈsternal adj

ster•num

(ˈstɜr nəm)

n., pl. -na (-nə), -nums.
1. the bony plate or series of bones to which the ribs are attached anteriorly or ventrally in most vertebrates; breastbone.
2. the ventral surface of a body segment of an arthropod.
[1660–70; < New Latin < Greek stérnon chest, breastbone]

ster·num

(stûr′nəm)
A long, flat bone located in the center of the chest, serving as a support for the collarbone and ribs. Also called breastbone. See more at skeleton.

sternum

the breastbone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribssternum - 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
Translations

sternum

[ˈstɜːnəm] N (sternums or sterna (pl)) → esternón m

sternum

[ˈstɜːrnəm] nsternum m

sternum

nBrustbein nt, → Sternum nt (spec)

sternum

[ˈstɜːnəm] n (Anat) → sterno

sternum

n (pl -na) esternón m
References in classic literature ?
The size and shape of the apertures in the sternum are highly variable; so is the degree of divergence and relative size of the two arms of the furcula.
* Globular mass of 10 X 10cm over the upper 3rd of sternum towards left with Lobulated surface along with Engorged veins present.
Furcal rudiment: cuticular fold (on the anterior edge of the sternum) with 1+1 microchaetae and 1+1 microchaetae at the base (i.e., 2 + 2 dental microchaetae in 2 rows).
However, her illness returned in 2016 and she was diagnosed with stage four cancer which had spread to her sternum.
However, while making plans to move to Spain, her illness returned in 2016 and she was diagnosed with stage four cancer which had metastasized to her sternum.
It is believed they are suffering with a mixture of head injuries and sternum pain, although the severity of the injuries are not yet known, the spokeswoman added.
A Tyneside driver feels "lucky" to have escaped a crash involving a car and a bus with a broken sternum.
Dan was later treated at theRoyal Victoria Infirmaryin Newcastle for a broken sternum, and injuries to his ribs, back and legs.
Durlacher, 36, died in his sleep while recovering from surgery after he suffered a broken sternum in a snowmobile accident in Colorado.
Schonert (sternum) and Fatialofa (illness) were both ruled out of last Saturday's match at Saracens with Fatilofa withdrawing on the morning of the game.
Fracture of sternum was present in 55 (34.2%) cases, while 106 (65.8%) cases of victims did not have fracture of sternum.