asternal definition

  • adjective:
    • Not attached to the sternum.
    • Lacking a sternum.
    • Not sternal; said of ribs which do not join the sternum.
    • Not sternal; -- said of ribs that do not join the sternum.
    • perhaps not attached to the sternum or breastbone
    • perhaps not attached to the sternum.
    • Lacking a sternum.
    • maybe not sternal; stated of ribs that do not join the sternum.
    • Not sternal; -- said of ribs that do not join the sternum.
    • maybe not attached to the sternum or breastbone
  • others:
    • Having no sternum or breast-bone, as a serpent.
    • maybe not achieving to or connected with the sternum: as, asternal ribs, this is certainly, drifting ribs, ribs that do not articulate because of the breast-bone.
    • Having no sternum or breast-bone, as a serpent.
    • maybe not achieving to or related to the sternum: as, asternal ribs, this is certainly, floating ribs, ribs which do not articulate using the breast-bone.

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