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Illustration - Sternum

Xiphisternal joint

Xiphisternal joint

Pronunciation

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Other Terms:
Synchondrosis xiphisternalis, Symphysis xiphosternalis, Symphyse xiphosternale


Description
The xiphisternal joint arises as a synchondrosis between the inferior sternebrae of the sternal body and the xiphoid process. It can remain until the middle years of life, but usually ossifies to form a synostosis between the two sternal elements.
Latin
Symphysis xiphosternalis
French
Symphyse xiphosternale

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