What does breastbone mean?

breastbone meaning in General Dictionary

The bone of breast the sternum

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  • the level bone tissue that articulates with the clavicles as well as the very first seven pairs of ribs
  • The bone tissue associated with breast; the sternum.

breastbone meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"sternum," Old English breostban; see breast (n.) + bone tissue (n.).


breastbone meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

An animal’s sternum


breastbone meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The bone of the breast; the sternum.


Sentence Examples with the word breastbone

The trunk is relatively small, with few slender ribs and a keeled breastbone (sternum).

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