asternal

[ ey-stur-nl ]

adjectiveAnatomy, Zoology.
  1. not reaching to or connected with the sternum.

Origin of asternal

1
First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + sternal

Words Nearby asternal

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British Dictionary definitions for asternal

asternal

/ (æˈstɜːnəl, eɪ-) /


adjectiveanatomy
  1. not connected or joined to the sternum

  2. lacking a sternum

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