flammable hydrocarbon jelly packaged in a small can for use as a portable heat source for cooking.
Other definitions for sterno- (2 of 2)
a combining form representing sternum in compound words: sternocostal.
- Also especially before a vowel, stern-.
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How to use Sterno in a sentence
To do this it may be necessary to cut away some of the fibres of the Sterno-mastoid muscle.
To obtain room, the neck must be somewhat extended and the jaw pulled well forward and the Sterno-mastoid muscle backwards.
Desmognathous, without basipterygoid processes; with one pair of Sterno-tracheal muscles.
The next muscles to become stiff and painful are those of the neck, especially the Sterno-mastoid and trapezius.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The lymph glands, particularly those along the posterior border of the Sterno-mastoid, become enlarged and slightly tender.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles