omosternum

noun
omo·​sternum | \ ¦ōmō, ¦ämō+ \

Definition of omosternum

1 : a median bony element of the sternum of amphibians extending forward from the ventral ends of the precoracoids and bearing the episternum at its anterior end
2 : an interarticular cartilage or bone between the sternum and each clavicle in many mammals

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History and Etymology for omosternum

New Latin, from om- + sternum

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“Omosternum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omosternum. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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