xiphoid process
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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  • Xiphoid process — Infobox Bone Name = Xiphoid process Latin = processus xiphoideus GraySubject = 27 GrayPage = 121 Caption = Lateral border of sternum. (Xiphoid process labeled at bottom.) Caption2 = Posterior surface of sternum. System = MeshName = Xiphoid+Bone… …   Wikipedia

  • Xiphoid process — A pointed cartilage attached to the lower end of the breastbone or sternum, the smallest and lowest division of the sternum. Cartilaginous early in life, it may become ossified (bony) in adults. It is sometimes simply called the xiphoid. Also… …   Medical dictionary

  • xiphoid process — xiphoid cartilage the lowermost section of the breastbone (see sternum): a flat pointed cartilage that gradually ossifies until it is completely replaced by bone, a process not completed until after middle age. It does not articulate with any… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • xiphoid process — [ zɪfɔɪd] (also xiphoid cartilage) noun Anatomy the cartilaginous section at the lower end of the sternum, not attached to any ribs. Origin C18: from Gk xiphoeidēs, from xiphos sword …   English new terms dictionary

  • xiphoid process — noun Date: 1873 the third and lowest segment of the human sternum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • xiphoid process — noun /ˈzɪˌfɔɪd ˈprɑˌsɛs/ The cartilaginous extension of the lower sternum; the xiphisternum …   Wiktionary

  • xiphoid process — noun smallest of the three parts of the breastbone; articulates with the corpus sternum and the seventh rib • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑sternum, ↑breastbone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Отросток Мечевидный (Xiphoid Process, Xiphoid Cartilage, Xiphisternum) — дистальная часть грудины: хрящевой мечевидный отросток окостеневает между 6 и 20 годами жизни; после 30 лет он прирастает к грудине. Мечевидный отросток не соединяется с ребрами. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • xiphoid cartilage — xiphoid process …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • xiphoid cartilage — n XIPHOID PROCESS * * * see xiphoid process * * * processus xiphoideus …   Medical dictionary

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