presternum

[ pree-stur-nuh m ]
/ priˈstɜr nəm /

noun, plural pre·ster·na [pree-stur-nuh] /priˈstɜr nə/, pre·ster·nums.

Anatomy. manubrium.

Origin of presternum

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at pre-, sternum

Related forms

pre·ster·nal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for presternal

presternum

[ prē-stûrnəm ]

n.

episternum
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