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sternocostal

[stur-noh-kos-tl, -kaw-stl] /ˌstɜr noʊˈkɒs tl, -ˈkɔ stl/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
of, pertaining to, or situated between the sternum and ribs.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; sterno- + costal
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  • On physical examination, left sided sternocostal tenderness to palpation was noted.
sternocostal in Medicine

sternocostal ster·no·cos·tal (stûr'nō-kŏs'təl)
adj.
Of or relating to both the sternum and the ribs.

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