substernal
1. Deep to the sternum. 2. SYN: infrasternal.

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sub·ster·nal .səb-'stər-nəl adj situated or perceived behind or below the sternum <\substernal pain>

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sub·ster·nal (səb-sturґnəl) inferior to or deep to the sternum; called also infrasternal.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • infrasternal — Inferior to the sternum. SYN: substernal (2). * * * in·fra·ster·nal (in″frə sturґnəl) substernal …   Medical dictionary

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