Origin of xiphisternum
OTHER WORDS FROM xiphisternumxiph·i·ster·nal, adjective
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How to use xiphisternum in a sentence
Further back is the long sternum proper, while last comes the xiphisternum, a broad expanded plate of cartilage.
The last segment or xiphisternum (fig. 76, 4) is long and narrow, and terminates in a flattened expanded plate of cartilage.
In Manis macrura the xiphisternum is drawn out into a pair of cartilaginous processes about nine inches long.
Between the last sternebra and the xiphisternum two pairs articulate.
The xiphisternum generally ends in an expanded plate of cartilage.