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episternum

[ ep-uh-stur-nuhm ]
/ ˌɛp əˈstɜr nəm /
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noun, plural ep·i·ster·na [ep-uh-stur-nuh]. /ˌɛp əˈstɜr nə/.

Anatomy. manubrium.
Entomology. the anterior portion of a pleuron.

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Origin of episternum

First recorded in 1850–55; epi- + sternum
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British Dictionary definitions for episternum

episternum
/ (ˌɛpɪˈstɜːnəm) /

noun plural -na (-nə)

the manubrium of the sternum in mammals
another name for interclavicle

Derived forms of episternum

episternal, adjective
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Medical definitions for episternum

episternum
[ ĕp′ĭ-stûrnəm ]

n.

The broad upper segment of the sternum occasionally fused with the body of the sternum and forming the sternal angle.manubrium presternum
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