manubriosternal articulation

manubriosternal articulation

[məno̅o̅′brē·ōstur′nəl]
Etymology: L, manubrium, handle; Gk, sternum, chest; L, articularis, joints
the fibrocartilaginous connection between the manubrium and the body of the sternum. This joint usually closes by 25 years of age. Compare xiphisternal articulation.