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sternal

[stur-nl]
adjective
  1. 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
Related formspost·ster·nal, adjectivesub·ster·nal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for substernal

Historical Examples of substernal

  • Substernal, sub-ster′nal, adj. situated beneath the sternum.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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substernal in Medicine

sternal

(stûrnəl)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or occurring near the sternum.
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