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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek a rib + a bone. (Wiktionary)

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