Definition of Presternum

1. n. The anterior segment of the sternum; the manubrium.



Definition of Presternum

1. Noun. (anatomy) The anterior segment of the sternum; the manubrium. ¹

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Definition of Presternum

1. [n -NA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Presternum

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Literary usage of Presternum

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1. An Introduction to the Osteology of the Mammalia by William Henry Flower (1885)
"As the clavicle is supported at the anterior extremity of the elongated presternum, it is widely separated from the first rib, and the anterior extremities ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization: Arranged in by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"Those whose corslet is very unequal, tubercular, or much indented, with the presternum squared or terminated behind in a point, have been dispersed into ..."

3. The Families and Genera of Bats by Gerrit Smith Miller (1907)
"Sternum short :in<l broad, its length iu middle line uot twice as great as breadth of presternum ; four or five ribs connected with sternum ; ear slightly ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the Crocodilia the presternum carries only two or one pair of ribs, ... The presternum is rhomboid and broad; it carries from three to six pairs of ribs, ..."

5. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1903)
"presternum, its posterior extremity about as much expanded as its anterior. ... presternum compressed with low keel all along ventral border, dorsal portion ..."

6. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1897)
"... where it articulates with the outer part of the presternum, the cartilages of the two elements become completely blended; and about almost the same ..."

7. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1889)
"Ventral view of cervical vertebrae and presternum (x 2). a, atlas. b, odontoid process ... presternum. </, second rib. h, sternal segment of second rib. i, ..."

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