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asternal

[ey-stur-nl]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. not reaching to or connected with the sternum.
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Origin of asternal

First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + sternal
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British Dictionary definitions for asternal

asternal

adjective anatomy
  1. not connected or joined to the sternum
  2. lacking a sternum
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asternal in Medicine

asternal

(ā-stûrnəl, ə-stûr-)
adj.
  1. Not related to or connected with the sternum, as a rib.
  2. Lacking a sternum.
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