Medical Dictionary

xiphoid process


xiphoid process

noun

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

Illustration of XIPHOID PROCESS

February 28, 2015
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