- of or relating to the sternum.
Origin of sternal
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The sterno-mastoid was prominent, also the sternal third of the clavicle.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
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The two lateral feet (right and left) are larger and more branched than the two sagittal feet (sternal and caudal foot).
Basal plate with three large semi-circular pores (the sternal odd pore apparently halved by an internal free procolumella).
Shell nearly circular, ten times as broad as the inflated marginal girdle, and three times as long as the sternal incision.
The caudal and sternal ribs, which are opposed in the sagittal plane, are simple, whilst the two lateral ribs are forked.
- Of, relating to, or occurring near the sternum.
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