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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: sternum(0.00959 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to sternum.
English → English (WordNet)
n : the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the
first seven pairs of ribs [syn: breastbone]
[also: sterna (pl)]
English → English (gcide)
Sternum \Ster"num\, n.; pl. L. Sterna, E. Sternums. [NL.,
from Gr. ?, the breast, chest.]
1. (Anat.) A plate of cartilage, or a series of bony or
cartilaginous plates or segments, in the median line of
the pectoral skeleton of most vertebrates above fishes;
Note: The sternum is connected with the ribs or the pectorial
girdle, or with both. In man it is a flat bone, broad
anteriorly, narrowed behind, and connected with the
clavicles and the cartilages of the seven anterior
pairs of ribs. In most birds it has a high median keel
for the attachment of the muscles of the wings.
2. (Zo["o]l.) The ventral part of any one of the somites of