Sternum

The sternum (from Greek στέρνον, sternon, `chest`; plural `sternums` or `sterna`) or breastbone is a long flat bony plate shaped like a capital `T` located anteriorly to the heart in the center of the thorax (chest). It connects to the rib bones via cartilage, forming the anterior section of the rib cage with them, and thus helps to...
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Sternum

• (n.) A plate of cartilage, or a series of bony or cartilaginous plates or segments, in the median line of the pectoral skeleton of most vertebrates above fishes; the breastbone. • (n.) The ventral part of any one of the somites of an arthropod.
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Sternum

(Chest Bone) The bone at the front of the chest where the ribs meet. Bone marrow is sometimes taken from the sternum during a bone marrow harvest.
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sternum

(stur´nәm) a plate of bone forming the middle of the anterior wall of the thorax and articulating with the clavicles and the cartilages of the first seven ribs. It consists of three parts, the manubrium, the body, and the xiphoid process.
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sternum

breastbone noun the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
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Sternum

[arthropod anatomy] The sternum (pl. `sterna`) is the ventral portion of a segment of an arthropod thorax or abdomen. In insects, the sterna are usually single, large sclerites, and external. However, they can sometimes be divided in two or more, in which case the subunits are called sternites, and may also be modified on the terminal abdom...
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Sternum

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Sternum

Ster'num noun ; plural Latin Sterna , English Sternums . [ New Latin , from Greek ..., the breast, chest.] 1. (Anat.) A plate of cartilage, or a series of bony or cartilaginous plates or segments, in the median line of the pectoral skeleton of most vertebrates above f...
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sternum

A flat, narrow bone that extends from the base of the neck to just below the diaphragm in the center of the chest. The sternum or breastbone consists of three sections: a triangular upper part called the manubrium; a long narrow middle part called the body or gladiolus; and a lower, more flexible ca...
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Sternum

A longitudinal unpaired plate of bone forming the middle of the anterior wall of the thorax, articulating above with the clavicles and along its sides with the cartilages of the first seven ribs (known as the breast bone)
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Sternum

A row of eight bones that form the floor of the chest.
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Sternum

A sclerotized plate between the coxae marking the floor of the cephalothorax.
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sternum

a small median plate on the underside of the prosoma lying between the coxae of the legs. In vaejovids, the sternum is always pentagonally shaped.
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Sternum

Breastbone or keel.
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Sternum

Breastbone.
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Sternum

Breastbone.
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sternum

Breastbone.
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Sternum

Central chest bone
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sternum

Greek sternon = chest or breast; adjective, sternal.
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Sternum

In anatomy, the sternum is a flat, blade-like bone located at the center of the chest. It serves as the anterior site of articulation for the ribs via cartilaginous connections, called costal cartilage. The pectoralis major also anchors to the sternum, giving the shoulder joint much of its strength during flexion of the arm. The sternum features tw...
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sternum

in the anatomy of tetrapods (four-limbed vertebrates), elongated bone in the centre of the chest that articulates with and provides support for the ... [3 related articles]
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sternum

Large flat bone, 15–20 cm/5.9–7.8 in long in the adult, at the front of the chest, joined to the ribs. It gives protection to the heart and lungs. During open-heart surgery the sternum must be split to give access to the thorax
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sternum

sternum (s)
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Sternum

Sternum: Anatomic name for the breast bone, the long flat bone in the upper middle of the front of the chest. The sternum articulates (comes together) with the cartilages of the first seven ribs and with the clavicle (collar bone) on either side. The sternum consists of three parts: the manubrium (the upper segment of the sternum, a flattened, roug...
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sternum

sternum: see rib.
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