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presternum

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

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Origin of presternum

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

OTHER WORDS FROM presternum

pre·ster·nal, adjective
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Medical definitions for presternum

presternum
[ prē-stûrnəm ]

n.

episternum
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