Ep`i*ster"num (?), n.; pl. Episterna (#). [NL. See Epi-, and Sternum.]

1. Anat. (a)

A median bone connected with the sternum, in many vertebrates; the interclavicle.

(b)

Same as Epiplastron.

2. Zool.

One of the lateral pieces next to the sternum in the thorax of insects.

 

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