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sternal

[ stur-nl ]
/ ˈstɜr nl /
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adjective
of or relating to the sternum.
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Origin of sternal

From the New Latin word sternālis, dating back to 1750–60. See sternum, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM sternal

post·ster·nal, adjectivesub·ster·nal, adjective
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Medical definitions for sternal

sternal
[ stûrnəl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or occurring near the sternum.
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