asternia

[ ā-stûrnē-ə, ə-stûr- ]

n.

The congenital absence of the sternum.

Nearby words

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


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