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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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My brother's soul gnashes my breastbone, tears me asunder.
Alqadi (23 years old) wounded by a bullet which entered his abdomen and exited his back, which caused him severe injures in his colon and spleen, a mild injury in his liver, and bruises in his lower breastbone, this formed a major threat to his life and had to undertake an emergency surgery which lasted about four and half hours.
He rang Emily, who went and had a look but said it wasn't the cat because the breastbone wasn't correct.
Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage where the ribs attach to the breastbone. Eventually, the pain subsides to a dull, constant ache or tenderness in the ribs, before disappearing.
Recently, the wires used to close my breastbone had to be removed after they surfaced and became annoying.
3 FEEL FOR THE BREASTBONE: The bone is at the top separating the breasts.
What is the correct name for the human breastbone? 5.
The S-ICD is inserted into a pocket under the arm and an electrode threaded under the skin about an inch away from the breastbone.
The twins, who were joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and had separate hearts, were delivered by Caesarean section at London's University College last Wednesday and taken to Great Ormond Street.
Her daughters are joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and have separate hearts.
So one bone that I'm very interested in is the sternum, the breastbone. It is a particular interest of mine because I'm also interested in the evolution of breathing systems, respiratory systems ...
From what I've seen while dressing elk, the hole in the front of the ribcage between the neck bone and the breastbone is only about the size of a softball.
Why doesn't your breastbone cartilage turn to bone until you're 40 years old?
Previous studies had linked this gene to palate and breastbone development.