episternum

episternum

[ep-uh-stur-nuhm]
noun, plural episterna [ep-uh-stur-nuh] .
1.
Anatomy, manubrium.
2.
Entomology. the anterior portion of a pleuron.

Origin:
1850–55; epi- + sternum

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episternum (ˌɛpɪˈstɜːnəm)
 
n , pl -na
1.  the manubrium of the sternum in mammals
2.  another name for interclavicle
 
epi'sternal
 
adj

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episternum ep·i·ster·num (ěp'ĭ-stûr'nəm)
n.
The broad upper segment of the sternum occasionally fused with the body of the sternum and forming the sternal angle. Also called manubrium, presternum.

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