from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ornithology, the anterior lateral piece of the breast-bone; that element of the sternum which forms the costal process and with which ribs articulate: distinguished from lophosteon, coracosteon, and metosteon. See cuts under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) The antero-lateral piece which articulates the sternum of birds.
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- noun anatomy The
anterolateralpiece which articulatesthe sternumof birds.
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From Ancient Greek a rib + a bone.
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