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xiphoid process

noun

Medical Definition of XIPHOID PROCESS

:  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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May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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