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episternum

Syllabification: ep·i·ster·num
Pronunciation: /ˌepiˈstərnəm
 
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Definition of episternum in English:

noun (plural episternums or episterna /-nə/)

Zoology
1A bone between the clavicles, especially (in mammals) the upper part of the sternum.
1.1 Entomology (In insects) the anterior part of the sidewall of a thoracic segment.

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