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Definition of sternum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sternum

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɜːnəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɜːrnəm//
 
(pl. sternums, sterna
BrE BrE//ˈstɜː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɜːr//
 
)
(anatomy) Skeleton and muscles
 
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the breastbone See related entries: Skeleton and muscles Word Origin mid 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sternon ‘chest’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sternum