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xiphisternum

 [zif″ĭ-ster´num]
xiphoid process. adj., adj xiphister´nal.

xi·phoid pro·cess

[TA]
the cartilage at the lower end of the sternum.

xiphisternum

/xiphi·ster·num/ (zif″ĭ-ster´num) xiphoid process.xiphister´nal

xiphisternum

(zĭf′ĭ-stûr′nəm)
n. pl. xiphister·na (-nə)

xiphisternum

xi·phoid pro·cess

(zī'foyd pros'es) [TA]
The cartilage at the lower end of the sternum.
Synonym(s): processus xiphoideus [TA] , ensiform process, xiphisternum, xiphoid cartilage.

xiphisternum

The flat, leaf-like process hanging down from the lower end of the breastbone (sternum). The xiphisternum is cartilaginous in childhood, partly bony (ossified) in adult life and wholly ossified and fused to the sternum in old age. Also known as the xiphoid process.

xiphisternum

xiphoid process.