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- n. The posterolateral ossification in the sternum of birds.
- n. The part resulting from such ossification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The postero-lateral ossification in the sternum of birds; also, the part resulting from such ossification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, the posterior lateral piece or special ossification of the sternum, behind the pleurosteon, on each side of the lophosteon. See cut under carinate.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek after + bone. (Wiktionary)