Definition of sternum
: a compound ventral bone or cartilage of most vertebrates other than fishes that connects the ribs or the shoulder girdle or both and in humans consists of the manubrium, gladiolus, and xiphoid process —called also breastbone
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Ever since then, his sternum has jutted out of his chest so much so that the deformity is visible through his clothing.
One large sheath of muscle that runs from your sternum to the bottom of your pelvis, the rectus abdominis sits atop the rest of your core muscles and directly below your skin, making it the most visible muscle to make up your middle, McCall says.
So even though the rectus abdominis’ muscle fibers run from the sternum to the pelvis, the northern sections can be working hard while the lower ones are just chilling out, and vice versa, McCall says.
Alex Wood is resting his inflamed sternum on the disabled list.
The Dodgers also have depth in their rotation, though June began with left-hander Alex Wood (6-0, 1.69 ERA) being diagnosed with having inflammation in his SC joint, which connects the sternum to the clavicle.
Some especially keen spatchcockers will also carve out the keel bone in the center of the bird’s sternum to get an even flatter bird.
With Alex Wood on the disabled list, resting for 10 days after experienced inflammation in his sternum, Ryu will start Wednesday against the Cardinals, manager Dave Roberts confirmed before Tuesday’s game at Busch Stadium.
Jeff Srisourath, a board member for Warroad’s American Legion Post 25, said McKinnon suffered the worst injuries in the crash, including fractures to the sternum and one vertebra.
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Medical Definition of sternum
: a compound ventral bone or cartilage that lies in the median central part of the body of most vertebrates above fishes and that in humans is about seven inches (18 centimeters) long, consists in the adult of three parts, and connects with the clavicles and the cartilages of the upper seven pairs of ribs—called also breastbone
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