(Greek: chest, breast, sternum, the breast bone)
Pertaining to the ribs and the sternum.
Operation to correct a malformation of the anterior chest by using a portion of a rib to support the sternum.
A reference to birds that have a flat keelless sternum or breast-bone; ratite.
The middle piece or body of the sternum (breast bone), a long bone running down the front of the chest, flat in many animals but ridged in most birds.
In humans, the top seven pairs of ribs are connected to it.