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manubriosternal symphysis


Definition: the later union, by fibrocartilage, of the manubrium and the body of the sternum; it begins as a synchondrosis and becomes a symphysis, occasionally fusing to become a synostosis.

Synonym(s): symphysis manubriosternalisTA, sternomanubrial junction

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