Definition of retrosternal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌretrōˈstərnl/


Anatomy & Medicine
Behind the breastbone.
Example sentences
  • A 58 year old Indian merchant working in an African country was admitted to hospital with severe retrosternal pain radiating upwards and down the right arm.
  • By morning I was feeling quite unwell with retrosternal chest pain, odynophagia, and mild dysphagia.
  • She also had occasional spasmodic retrosternal pain, usually after eating, but denied having symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux.

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Syllabification: ret·ro·ster·nal

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