noun, plural pre·ster·na [pree-stur-nuh], /priˈstɜr nə/, pre·ster·nums.
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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.
In the ant-eaters and armadillos the presternum is broad and sometimes as in Priodon strongly keeled.
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.