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breastbone

[brest-bohn] /ˈbrɛstˌboʊn/
noun
1.
the sternum.
Origin of breastbone
1000
before 1000; Middle English brust-bon, Old English brēostbān. See breast, bone1
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British Dictionary definitions for breastbone

breastbone

/ˈbrɛstˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for sternum
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Word Origin and History for breastbone
n.

"sternum," Old English breostban; see breast (n.) + bone (n.).

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breastbone in Medicine

breastbone breast·bone (brěst'bōn')
n.
See sternum.

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breastbone in Science
breastbone
  (brěst'bōn')   
See sternum.
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