Meaning of sternum
Pronunciation: (stûr'num), [key]
— pl. -na -nums.
- a bone or series of bones extending along the middle line of the ventral portion of the body of most vertebrates, consisting in humans of a flat, narrow bone connected with the clavicles and the true ribs; breastbone. See diag. under
- the ventral surface of a body segment of an arthropod.
- sternum (Thesaurus)