sternocostal

adjective
ster·​no·​cos·​tal | \ ˌstər-nō-ˈkä-stᵊl How to pronounce sternocostal (audio) \

Definition of sternocostal

: of, relating to, or situated between the sternum and ribs

First Known Use of sternocostal

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sternocostal

New Latin sternum + English -o- + costal

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“Sternocostal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sternocostal. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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sternocostal

adjective
ster·​no·​cos·​tal | \ ˌstər-nō-ˈkäs-tᵊl How to pronounce sternocostal (audio) \

Medical Definition of sternocostal

: of, relating to, or situated between the sternum and ribs sternocostal articulations

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