suprasternal notch

noun

Medical Definition of suprasternal notch

: the depression in the top of the sternum between its articulations with the two clavicles

called also jugular notch

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“Suprasternal notch.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/suprasternal%20notch. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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