Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, the anterior lateral piece of the breast-bone; that element of the sternum which forms the costal process and with which ribs articulate: distinguished from lophosteon, coracosteon, and metosteon. See cuts under carinate and epipleura.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The antero-lateral piece which articulates the sternum of birds.
- From Ancient Greek a rib + a bone. (Wiktionary)
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