- pre·ster·nal, adjective
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How to use presternum in a sentence
The sternum of the Balæna consists of a broad, flattened, heart-shaped or oval presternum.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
The presternum is as a rule small and compressed, often much keeled, especially in the horse and tapir.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
In the ant-eaters and armadillos the presternum is broad and sometimes as in Priodon strongly keeled.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
In all bats the presternum has a prominent keel for the attachment of the great pectoral muscles.
The two clavicles are joined across the top of the presternum by an interclavicular ligament.