: 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
: an interarticular cartilage or bone between the sternum and each clavicle in many mammals

Word History


New Latin, from om- + sternum

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“Omosternum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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