xiphisternum

noun
xi·​phi·​ster·​num | \ ˌzī-fə-ˈstər-nəm How to pronounce xiphisternum (audio) , ˌzi- \
plural xiphisterna\ ˌzī-​fə-​ˈstər-​nə How to pronounce xiphisterna (audio) , ˌzi-​ \

Definition of xiphisternum

First Known Use of xiphisternum

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xiphisternum

New Latin, from Greek xiphos sword + New Latin sternum

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“Xiphisternum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xiphisternum. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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xiphisternum

noun
xi·​phi·​ster·​num | \ ˌzī-fə-ˈstər-nəm, ˌzif-ə- How to pronounce xiphisternum (audio) \
plural xiphisterna\ -​nə How to pronounce xiphisterna (audio) \

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