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  • adj. of, or relating to the xiphisternum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, of the nature of the xiphisternum, or last sterneber of the sternum; pertaining to the xiphisternum; ensiform or xiphoid, as a cartilage or bone of the breast-bone.
  • In Chelonia, xiphiplastral. See cuts under Chelonia and plastron.


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