asternal

[ ey-stur-nl ]
/ eɪˈstɜr nl /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

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
/ (æˈstɜːnəl, eɪ-) /

adjective anatomy

not connected or joined to the sternum
lacking a sternum
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Medical 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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