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Definition of Xiphisternum

xiphisternum
Xiphiplastron Xiph"i*plas"tron, n.; pl. Xiphiplastra. [NL., fr. Gr. xi`fos a sword + plastron.] (Anat.) The posterior, or fourth, lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also xiphisternum.
Xiphisternum
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"nala.

Meaning of Xiphisternum from wikipedia

- The xiphoid process /ˈzaɪfɔɪd/, or xiphisternum or metasternum, is a small cartilaginous process (extension) of the lower (inferior) part of the sternum...
- together with the ninth thoracic vertebra, at the same level as the xiphisternum. The thoracic spinal nerve 8 (T8) p****es out underneath it. The ninth...
- L1. It lies roughly a hand's breadth beneath the xiphisternum or midway between the xiphisternum and the umbilicus. The plane in most cases cuts through...
- apparent 'bubble' under the skin of the belly between the umbilicus and xiphisternum (bottom of the breastbone). Examination is performed with the subject...
- the muscle, usually at the level of the umbilicus (belly-button), the xiphisternum, and about halfway between. An extremely well defined abdominal section...
- dry xerostomia, xeroderma xiph- sword Gr**** ξῐ́φος (xíphos), sword xiphisternum, xiphoid, xiphoidalgia -y condition or process of Latin -ia, from Gr****...
- xerophthalmia, xerophyte, xerosis xiph- sword Gr**** ξίφος (xíphos) xiphisternum, xiphoid, xiphopagus, xiphophyllous xyl- wood Gr**** ξύλον (xúlon) metaxylem...
- medial malleolus of ipsilateral leg. Apparent leg length - umbilicus or xiphisternum (noting which is used) to the medial malleolus of ipsilateral leg. In...
- xerophthalmia, xerophyte, xerosis xiph- sword Gr**** ξίφος (xíphos) xiphisternum, xiphoid, xiphopagus, xiphophyllous xyl- wood Gr**** ξύλον (xúlon) metaxylem...
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