presternum

[pree-stur-nuh m]

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

Anatomy. manubrium.

Nearby words

  1. presswork,
  2. prest,
  3. prest money,
  4. prestation,
  5. prester john,
  6. prestidigitation,
  7. prestidigitator,
  8. prestige,
  9. prestige pricing,
  10. prestigious

Origin of presternum

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

Related formspre·ster·nal, adjective

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Medicine definitions for presternal

presternum

[prē-stûrnəm]

n.

episternum

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