Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sternal or presternal muscle; specifically, the rectus sternalis of various animals, more expressly called sternalis brutorum and rectus thoracicus superficialis. It is not infrequently present in man.

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Examples

  • The Sternal Extremity (extremitas sternalis; internal extremity).

    II. Osteology. 6a. The Bones of the Upper Extremity. 1. The Clavicle

  • Of course I do not think it necessary to include rare, but already described anomalies, such as the episternal bones, the rectus sternalis, and other interesting exceptional formations I have encountered, which have shown a curious tendency to present themselves several times in the same season, perhaps because the first specimen found calls our attention to any we may subsequently meet with.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

  • Of course I do not think it necessary to include rare, but already described anomalies, such as the episternal bones, the rectus sternalis, and other interesting exceptional formations I have encountered, which have shown a curious tendency to present themselves several times in the same season, perhaps because the first specimen found calls our attention to any we may subsequently meet with.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

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