noun epi·sternum \¦epə̇, ¦epē+\

Definition of episternum



  1. 1a :  interclavicle b :  any of several other sternal elements of similar origin or position (such as the presternum of a mammal or the epiplastron of a turtle)

  2. 2 :  a lateral division or piece of a somite of an arthropod; specifically :  the anterior sclerite of the pleuron of an insect — compare epimeron

  3. 3 :  manubrium 1a

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Origin and Etymology of episternum

New Latin, from epi- + sternum

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