Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to both the sternum and the ribs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs or costal cartilages; costosternal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to both the sternum and the ribs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[stern(um) + Latin costa, rib; see kost- in Indo-European roots + –al.]

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