presternum

presternum

[pree-stur-nuhm]
noun, plural presterna [pree-stur-nuh] , presternums.
Anatomy, manubrium.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin; see pre-, sternum

presternal, adjective
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presternum pre·ster·num (prē-stûr'nəm)
n.
See episternum.

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