asternal

[ ey-stur-nl ]
/ eɪˈstɜr nl /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

not reaching to or connected with the sternum.

Nearby words

  1. asterion,
  2. asterisk,
  3. asterism,
  4. asterixis,
  5. astern,
  6. asternia,
  7. asteroid,
  8. asteroid belt,
  9. asteroid body,
  10. asteroid hyalosis

Origin of asternal

First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + sternal

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British Dictionary definitions for asternal

asternal

/ (æˈstɜːnəl, eɪ-) /

adjective anatomy

not connected or joined to the sternum
lacking a sternum
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Medicine definitions for asternal

asternal

[ ā-stûrnəl, ə-stûr- ]

adj.

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

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