• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sternal of or relating to or near the sternum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sternal (Anat) Of or pertaining to the sternum; in the region of the sternum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sternal Of or pertaining to the sternum, especially the breast-bone of vertebrates: as, the sternal end of the clavicle; the sternal keel of a bird's breast-bone; sternal articulation; a sternal segment.
    • sternal In Invertebrata, of or pertaining to a sternite; sternitic.
    • sternal Ventral; hemal; on the ventral surface or aspect, where the sternum is situated; on the same side with the sternum; in man, anterior; in other animals, inferior: opposed to dorsal, tergal, or neural.
    • sternal The hemapophysis of a rib, as distinguished from the pleurapophysis; that part of a bony jointed rib answering to the costal cartilage of a mammalian rib, reaching from the end of the pleurapophysis to the sternum or toward it, as distinguished from a vertebral rib, which is the pleurapophysis alone. See cuts under epipleura and interclavicle.
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In literature:

The band is generally in the sternal region.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Associated words: costal, intercostal, sternal, asternal.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The sterno-mastoid was prominent, also the sternal third of the clavicle.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Mesosternal epimera: in Coleoptera; the narrow pieces separating the meta-sternal from the meta-sternal episterna.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
K K. Sternal ends of the clavicles.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Certain parts of the scapula and the terminal sternal bones have become highly variable in shape.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
It is commonly seen upon the sternal and interscapular regions.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Its tergal plate is usually retained, but its sternal plate is generally suppressed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Sternum elongated, composed of two segments, with four sternal ribs attached.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The origin is from the anterior edge of the sternal portion of the first three thoracic ribs.
"Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae" by Marion Anne Jenkinson

In news:

Ectopic position of a fractured sternal wire fragment.
Between the manubrium and the body is the sternal angle.
Sternal adjusting may be very painful to the patient, hence the chiropractor's attention must be focused and controlled.
Ectopic position of a fractured sternal wire fragment .