Definitions for: Xiphisternum

Webster (1913) Definition: Xiph"i*ster"num, n.; pl. Xiphisterna. [NL., fr.
Gr. xi`fos a sword + sternum.] (Anat.)
(a) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; --
sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage,
ensiform process, or xiphoid process.
(b) The xiphiplastron. -- Xiph"i*ster"nala.

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