Definition of Asternal

1. Adjective. Not connected to the sternum or breastbone. "Asternal ribs"

Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Similar to: Unconnected



Definition of Asternal

1. a. Not sternal; -- said of ribs which do not join the sternum.

Definition of Asternal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Not sternal; said of ribs that do not join the sternum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Asternal

1. not connected to the sternum [adj]

Medical Definition of Asternal

1. Not sternal; said of ribs which do not join the sternum. Origin: Pref. A- not + sternal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asternal

asterisc
asterisci
asteriscs
asteriscus
asterisk
asterisked
asterisking
asteriskless
asterisks
asterism
asterismal
asterisms
asterixis
astern
astern of
asternal (current term)
asteroid
asteroid belt
asteroid belts
asteroid body
asteroid hyalosis
asteroidal
asteroidian
asteroidians
asteroidlike
asteroids
asterolepis
asterophyllite
asterophyllites

Literary usage of Asternal

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1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1856)
"... he The ultimate sanctity and asternal joy Foreknew that they led up to ; and, perchance, By his own consciousness of final bliss, He might the hearts of ..."

2. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"But tho asternal cartilages are bound together by a small yellow clastic ligament, which is carried from the free extremity of each to the posterior border ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1844)
"... the mode of articulation is an obstacle to the correctness of the comparison. And, moreover, these asternal ribs in the ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"Of these asternal ribs each of the upper three lias its cartilage attached along its superior border to the cartilage of the rib above it, while the two ..."

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