asternal
1. Not related to or connected with the sternum, e.g., a. rib. 2. Without a sternum. [G. a- priv. + sternon, chest]

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aster·nal (')ā-'stərn-əl adj not sternal:
a) unattached to the sternum <the floating ribs are \asternal>
b) having no sternum

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aster·nal (a-sturґnəl) 1. not joined to the sternum. 2. pertaining to asternia; lacking a sternum.

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