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- n. The anterolateral piece which articulates the sternum of birds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The antero-lateral piece which articulates the sternum of birds.
from The 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.
From Ancient Greek a rib + a bone. (Wiktionary)