Xiphisternum 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"nal}a. [1913 Webster]

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