Presternum
Presternum Pre*ster"num, n. [NL.] (Anat.) The anterior segment of the sternum; the manubrium. -- {Pre*ster"nal}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • presternum — [prē stʉr′nəm] n. MANUBRIUM (sense b) …   English World dictionary

  • presternum — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from pre + sternum 1. : the anterior segment of the sternum of a mammal : manubrium 2. : the first division of the sternum of a thoracic segment of an insect …   Useful english dictionary

  • presternum — n. [L. prae, before; Gr. sternon, chest] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The first subdivision of the eusternum, followed by the basisternum and sternellum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • presternum — presternal, adj. /pree sterr neuhm/, n., pl. presterna / neuh/, presternums. Anat. manubrium. [1870 75; < NL; see PRE , STERNUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • presternum — SYN: manubrium of sternum …   Medical dictionary

  • presternum — pre·sternum …   English syllables

  • Presternal — Presternum Pre*ster num, n. [NL.] (Anat.) The anterior segment of the sternum; the manubrium. {Pre*ster nal}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …   Universalium

  • presternal — (ˈ)prē+ adjective Etymology: presternum + al : of or relating to the presternum …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypostoma — Manubrium Ma*nu bri*um, n.; pl. L. {Manubria}, E. {Manubriums}. [L., handle, fr. manus hand.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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