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xiphoid process

noun

Definition of xiphoid process

  1. :  the third and lowest segment of the human sternum



1873

First Known Use of xiphoid process

1873


Medical Dictionary

xiphoid process

noun

Medical Definition of xiphoid process

  1. :  the smallest and lowest division of the human sternum that is cartilaginous early in life but becomes more or less ossified during adulthood—called also ensiform cartilage, ensiform process



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