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sternocostal

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adjective ster·no·cos·tal \ˌstər-nō-ˈkäs-təl\

Definition of sternocostal

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated between the sternum and ribs



Origin of sternocostal

New Latin sternum + English -o- + costal


First Known Use: 1785


Medical Dictionary

sternocostal

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adjective ster·no·cos·tal \ˌstər-nō-ˈkäs-təl\

Medical Definition of sternocostal

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated between the sternum and ribs <sternocostal articulations>




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "sternocostal"


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