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asternal

[ey-stur-nl] /eɪˈstɜr nl/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
not reaching to or connected with the sternum.
Origin of asternal
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; a-6 + sternal
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British Dictionary definitions for asternal

asternal

/æˈstɜːnəl; eɪ-/
adjective (anatomy)
1.
not connected or joined to the sternum
2.
lacking a sternum
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asternal in Medicine

asternal a·ster·nal (ā-stûr'nəl, ə-stûr'-)
adj.

  1. Not related to or connected with the sternum, as a rib.

  2. Lacking a sternum.

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