[ stur-noh-kos-tl, -kaw-stl ]
/ ˌstɜr noʊˈkɒs tl, -ˈkɔ stl /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

of, relating to, or situated between the sternum and ribs.

Origin of sternocostal

First recorded in 1775–85; sterno- + costal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sternocostal

[ stûr′nō-kŏstəl ]


Of or relating to both the sternum and the ribs.
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