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manubrium of sternum

 

Definition: the upper segment of the sternum, a flattened, roughly triangular bone, occasionally fused with the body of the sternum, forming with it a slight angle, the sternal angle.

Synonym(s): manubrium sterniTA, episternum, presternum

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