sternum

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1660, from Neo-Latin sternum, from Ancient Greek στέρνον (stérnon, chest, breastbone, heart), from Proto-Indo-European *stern- (forehead, chest, side). Related to Old English steorn (forehead), German Stirn (forehead).

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sternum (plural sterna or sternums)

  1. The breastbone.

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sternum m (plural sternums)

  1. sternum, breastbone

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