adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
not reaching to or connected with the sternum.

1840–50; a-6 + sternal Unabridged
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asternal (æˈstɜːnəl, eɪ-)
1.  not connected or joined to the sternum
2.  lacking a sternum

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asternal a·ster·nal (ā-stûr'nəl, ə-stûr'-)

  1. Not related to or connected with the sternum, as a rib.

  2. Lacking a sternum.

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