He lifted his t-shirt and showed us a long scar, running from sternum to waistband.
He considers it the usual crazy talk until one night when his sternum is nearly crushed by a snarling, otherworldly apparition.
Then you get a gander at the full monty, as it were, and he looks like someone inflated him from the sternum down.
The point of the weapon was concealed by the sternum that it had penetrated with such surprising force.
The Mammalian presternum (manubrium sterni) and xiphosternum have the same origin as the main body of the sternum (Ruge, No. 438).
The sternum is large and flat; the clavicles are short and well articulated.
A sternum must never be macerated, for it is so soft the cartilaginous framework would be entirely destroyed.
In this operation note the V-shaped wishbone in front of the sternum.
sternum -a: the breast: the middle portion of the under surface of thorax, between the coxal cavities.
There are fourteen pairs of ribs, of which ten pairs reach the sternum.
1660s, from Greek sternon "chest, breast, breastbone" (in Homer, only of males), from PIE *stre-to- "to stretch, extend," from a root meaning "flat surface," related to stornynai "to spread out" (see structure (n.)), on the notion of the chest as broad and flat, as opposed to the neck.
sternum ster·num (stûr'nəm)
n. pl. ster·nums or ster·na (-nə)
A long flat bone, articulating with the cartilages of the first seven ribs and with the clavicle, forming the middle part of the anterior wall of the thorax, and consisting of the corpus, manubrium, and xiphoid process. Also called breastbone.
A long, flat bone located in the center of the chest, serving as a support for the collarbone and ribs. Also called breastbone. See more at skeleton.