It is usually accompanied with painful sensations near the xiphoid cartilage or behind the sternum, or sometimes in the pharynx.
The xiphoid appendix, which is cartilaginous, is attached to the extremity of a long process of the last bone of the sternum.
The xiphoid cartilage is extraordinarily elongated into thin strips, which reach the pelvis and return.
Two little girls were united from the xiphoid cartilage to the umbilicus.
xiphoid xiph·oid (zĭf'oid')