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presternum

[pree-stur-nuh m]
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noun, plural pre·ster·na [pree-stur-nuh] /priˈstɜr nə/, pre·ster·nums.
  1. Anatomy. manubrium.

Origin of presternum

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at pre-, sternum
Related formspre·ster·nal, adjective
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presternum

(prē-stûrnəm)
n.
  1. episternum