sternal

adjective
ster·​nal | \ ˈstər-nᵊl How to pronounce sternal (audio) \

Definition of sternal

: of or relating to the sternum

Examples of sternal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Healthy fawns lie in a sternal position with their front legs tucked under their chest. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "See an unattended baby deer? Leave the fawn alone," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of sternal

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sternal was in 1756

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“Sternal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sternal. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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sternal

adjective
ster·​nal | \ ˈstərn-ᵊl How to pronounce sternal (audio) \

Medical Definition of sternal

: of or relating to the sternum

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