breastbone

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Synonyms for breastbone

the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

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And tilting his head know- ingly, he tapped his breastbone to indicate that she had a good heart: not hard, not fierce, open to com- passion, charitable to the poor!
And after pointing below his breastbone, he made a hard wringing motion with his hands.
And I struck him in the throat above the breastbone.
The girls were born prematurely on March 15 without breastbones and with their livers, hearts and much of their breast and abdomen connected, Li Yanmin, director of the paediatric department at the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University in northern Hebei province said.
Like mice engineered to lack the gene, they developed cleft palates and malformed breastbones, and they died at birth.