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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